Re: Iris breeding : check the catalogs
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- Subject: Re: Iris breeding : check the catalogs
- From: Rick Tasco/Roger Duncan <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 6 Feb 1997 01:00:54 -0700 (MST)
Jeff and Carolyn Walters wrote:
> Rick Tasco writes (5 Feb 97):
> > Another good checking point--see how many other iris catalogs that
> > variety is listed in. If it grows well, it will be in many catalogs.
> > If it doesn't--you won't find it in many places. Commercial growers
> > won't waste time with varieties that won't grow--I can vouch for that!
> An intersesting coincidence. The winter 1996-97 issue of "THE MEDIANITE"
> arrived in the mail today and contains an article by Dick Sparling entitled
> "Catalog Survey of Median Irises - 1996". He surveyed 53 catalogs/price
> lists and summarized the median cultivars offered. For example, of 46
> catalogs offering BBs, the most widely offered cultivars were APRICOT
> FROSTY (17), BATIK (17), SONJA'S SELAH (16), BLACKBEARD (15), BROWN LASO
> (15), MARMALADE SKIES (15), and PINK BUBBLES (15). Are these all among the
> best growing BBs on the market today?
No, not in my garden. I am or have grown all the above except Frosty.
Batik has been battered on this list before you came on. I carry it
because it is popular with the public. It is a finicky grower with
little increase. Marmalade Skies and Pink Bubbles I discontinued for
poor growth. Sonja's Selah, Brown Lasso and Blackbeard are good here.
Central California - Where my first daffodil bloomed today!