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Re: Space-Agers for Eastern USA

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Space-Agers for Eastern USA
  • From: Beth Metty <patrickm@umich.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 07:13:59 -0700 (MST)

L.Zurbrigg wrote:
> 
> >L.Zurbrigg wrote:
> >>
> >> Dear Virginia:  I meant that my Space-Age seedlings have no SKY HOOKS in
> >> them, -except those that have been bred from Monty's things, most of which
> >> come from SKY HOOKS. Other outcrosses were made netween my best rebloomers,
> >> such as RENOWN, NORTHWARD HO, and SUNNY DISPOSITION and Monty's MESMERIZER,
> >> ROCK STAR.These obviously are out-crosses, with no parents the same .
> >>     As to rebloom for your area, I recommend CLARENCE, probably my best,
> >> and such old reliable ones as IMMORTALITY, ENGLISH COTTAGE, I DO, PERFUME
> >> COUNTER.
> >> For outstanding color I recommend JENNIFER REBECCA (ROSE-PINK), AMANDA ERIN
> >> .(apricot-orange), and BLESSED ASSURANCE , a newIB in two tones of vivid
> >> daffodil yellow. BABY BLESSED, an SDB, is still top of the RIS Symposium
> >> for its class, and the newer BABY PRINCE in deep violet has been getting
> >> some raves.
> >>     Donald and some of the growers who live near you could probably give
> >> you some useful information about what does well in your area. PINK
> >> ATTRACTION is very good in most places. Lloyd Zurbrigg in Durham NC
> >
> >Dear Lloyd - I'd love to have your recommendations for southeastern
> >Michigan, Zone 5B or 4A.  Thanks, Beth Metty, Munith MI
>   Dear Beth:  In Michigan you will need those that give earliest rebloom.
> IMMORTALITY is perhaps the best,,along with BABY BLESSED among the dwarfs.
> ENGLISH COTTAGE does best of all for my niece and her husband in southern
> Quebec province. It reblooms well (!) and gives lots of increase.  CLARENCE
> has been giving a lot of summer rebloom in various areas, including North
> Carolina. I DO gives fairly early rebloom. AUTUMN BUGLER of Frank Jones is
> very dependable. Earl Hall's PINK ATTRACTION is moderately early with
> rebloom, and its parent, JEAN GUYMER gave me a lot of summer rebloom in
> Radford, VA; admittedly, it is not much in the real of form. An older one
> of mine that is excellent for early rebloom is SIGN OF LEO. The newer rose
> on white plicata NORTHWARD HO was so named because it gave promise of doing
> well in the north. If you can get a copy of the latest issue of The
> Reblooming Iris Recorder, you will find the Symposium of Rebloom to be a
> good guide for you. The varieties segregate the voting by Zones, so you can
> see at once which are most likely to perform in Zone 4, for example.
> Another early one of mine is SIGN OF VIRGO, but perhaps not quite so
> earlier as those mentioned. Lloyd Zurbrigg in Durham NC , where we had only
> token snow flurries today, while everone to the west, including Greensboro,
> got lots of snow!

Dear Lloyd - thanks for the prompt and helpful response.  Beth (clear
and cold - low of 5 overnight)





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