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Carmen Jeanne

Jim Wilson wrote:
>The photograph is Marty Schafer's, and so he would have to answer
>questions about the conditions under which it was taken.  I had originally
>interpreted his labels to match that slide with the name CARMEN JEANNE,
>Cal Helsley's introduction.  However, at the convention, the plant in Jan
>and Marty's garden labeled CARMEN JEANNE had rounder flowers and
>a much smaller difference in color value between stylearms and falls,
>a good medium blue all across the flower.  I also noticed another Siberian
>at the convention with flower form like this one's with the light blue/darker
>blue (although not all the way to navy blue) contrast, a McEwen numbered
>seedling.  So, I am wondering if somewhere along the line Marty or I
>got our labels mismatched.  In any case, I was the high bidder on
>the CARMEN JEANNE at the auction, and I hope to some day put my own
>picture of it out there.  (I like this picture too, and so I was hoping
>to get away with showing it and not putting a name on it, but you flushed
>me out!)                   --Jim

I showed Marty Schafer the photo and he confirms that it is Carmen Jeanne.
He feels there was no label mixup...just the difference one can experience
in different growing conditions of different years.  BTW, the photo was
actually taken by Jan Sacks, not Marty.

Kathy Marble
Harvard, MA

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