Re: SDB: LITTLE SHOWOFF
>william b. cook wrote:
>> LITTLE SHOWOFF is not white. The 1989 AIS Checklist describes it as a
>> pale icy blue, which is what it was when I had it in Kentucky. It should
>> not bloom out since it increases rapidly. For those of you will to bend
>> down low enough, LITTLE SHOWOFF is fragrant.
>Our catalog correctly describes it as pale icy-blue and we got the
>rhizome directly from the hybridizer, but as we prefaced the rebloom
>report --those were brief, quick descriptions and in today's relatively
>cool weather, it looks very whitish.
>Also, it may grow vigorously in Kentucky, but for us here it has always
>bloomed on most of its' increases. It increases well, but most of the
>increases bloom as soon as they are large enough.
>Regional differences I guess, maybe Little Showoff (bred in Ohio)
>performs better in the colder climates of the country rather than in our
>relatively milder climate.
>Superstition Iris Gardens
>Central California Sierra Nevada foothills--Zone 8--High 57 and low 37,
>bright and sunny today
Dear Rick and Mark: LITTLE SHOWOFF increases wonderfully here, and gives
some rebloom, but late. It is a cool or icy white with bluish beards. I
left a lot of it unplanted, but it has taken hold just where it was left,
and grew on. Lloyd Zurbrigg in Durham NC