Re: Iris breeding : check the catalogs
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- 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
>> 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.
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