Re: siberians - Can this be Caesar's Bro?
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- Subject: Re: siberians - Can this be Caesar's Bro?
- From: CEMahan@aol.com
- Date: Sat, 22 Feb 1997 06:46:58 -0700 (MST)
In a message dated 97-02-22 07:59:22 EST, you write:
<< Another reason to garden in the North....my CAEZARS BROTHER stands
up all season and doesn't reach the height that is indicated for it.
Maybe I have the wrong cultivar?
ILLINI ENCORE exceeds the height indicated for it and HIGH STANDARDS
is perfect....in every way. >>
Perhaps when I said that the foliage of my CAEZARS BROTHER did flop a bit I
overstated its habit. It is by no means a floppy foliage iris, just not
"perfect" in having tall, straight foliage say, in comparison with HIGH
STANDARDS. And re ILLINI ENCORE exceeding the height indicated in
registration book, I think you probably have found that heights of all
registered irises are relative. It is rare for a Louisiana or Spuria iris to
reach its potential in Northern VA, but Siberians and Japanese irises will
often grow taller. In registering irises, breeders do the best they
can---but plants will not be so constrained as to perform the same
everywhere. How boring if they did. Clarence Mahan in VA