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Re: I. tectorum variegata

From: Paul & Yvonne Tyerman <tyerman@dynamite.com.au>

At 17:46 23/11/98 -0500, you wrote:
>From: "Clemens, Robert" <rclemens@sss.sungard.com>
>I have both what I refer to as I. pallida variegata (large fans of green ,
>almost blue/green and white foliage with the pale light blue flowers) and an
>unknown to me variegated JI. Both keep their variegation throughout the
>year. The what I believe to be variegated JI has a deep purple bloom
>actually resembling a Dutch Iris though I suspect it is a JI with it's
>pendulant form that I can't quite coax big blooms out of . I am hoping
>that's because I have been too eager to divide it after also having it in
>the wrong place. 

	your "JI" sound like it could be I. laevigata "Elegantissimma" which is a
variegated water iris with striking foliage and dark blue/purple flowers at
around the same time as the JIs.  Flowers are far more "up and down" than
the JIs (i.e sideways).

	Cheers.			Paul Tyerman (Australia)

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