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Re: REB: Bumblebee Delight

From: "Michael D. Greenfield" <redear@infinet.com>

> From: Sharon McAllister <73372.1745@compuserve.com>
> To: INTERNET:iris-talk@onelist.com
> Subject: [iris-talk] REB: Bumblebee Delight
> Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 11:00 PM
> From: Sharon McAllister <73372.1745@compuserve.com>
> Mike Greenfield wrote:
> >
> I posted earlier that I had a rebloom stalk on this Iris. With the
> as it is here, that stalk will not make it to bloom. I has not shown
> and I did not protectit from freezing. I cut it and cut the bloom open.
> colors were not BBD. I have a miss ID on this one. It did not bloom this
> spring.
> <
> Not necessarily mislabeled!  Pigments are still developing at that stage.

> Dissecting immature buds can be a highly educational experience, but it's
> not an effective means of verifying identity.  
> Buds do get broken off by our spring winds.  I started dissecting the
> from maiden bloom, and got VERY excited about  a knocked-off terminal
> hadn't matured enough to show color but on dissection appeared to be true
> black -- not a hint of blue or purple, just shiny black.  Waited
> breathlessly for the later buds to open -- which turned out to be a
> nice-but-nothing-special  reddish-violet.  I've also dissected some that
> showed promise of being that elusive white arilbred, but fully developed
> flowers had yellow ground.
> Sharon McAllister
> 73372.1745@compuserve.com
Sharon the falls were yellow-green and the stds brown and yellow. Also the
stalk and buds way to large for a MTB. The source also  influnces my
decision for a Miss ID. Will not need that spot till after bloom. It has
one more chance. 

Mike Greenfield

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