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Re: Iris breeding : check the catalogs

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Iris breeding : check the catalogs
  • From: LMann76543@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 6 Feb 1997 06:01:56 -0700 (MST)

In a message dated 97-02-06 03:21:33 EST, you write:

>For example, of 46
>> catalogs offering BBs, the most widely offered cultivars were APRICOT
>> (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.
>Rick Tasco

Are all of these top award winners maybe?  Wonder why they wound up in so
many catalogs.   Seems odd if they don't increase very well in iris heaven -
where would they all come from?  Or are border bearded (BBs) a type that does
better outside of iris heaven?

Linda Mann east Tennessee USA 
having daffodil envy

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