Re: SPEC: I. Reticulata
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- Subject: Re: SPEC: I. Reticulata
- From: Rick Tasco/Roger Duncan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 11:43:14 -0700 (MST)
Tom Tadfor Little wrote:
> I wrote:
> >> I got the same collection of reticulatas from Park. Mine are blooming now
> >> too. I've also grown most of the different named cultivars I could get my
> >> hands on. So far, I haven't been able to decisively identify the ones in
> >> the mix. I'll report any "Eurekas" I might have.
> Rick replied
> >Would it be of any value to send you the "Head shots" of the Park
> >reticulatas when I get them developed? I'm going to contact Alan
> >Mcmurtrie of Canada and see if he will look at them.
> You can if you like. I suspect I'm seeing the same plants you are, so the
> photos may be superfluous. So far, I've only had two clones bloom from the
> 1. A blue bitone, small falls a bit pinched and tucked, orange crest with
> white markings. The standards are mid to light blue, the falls are medium
> blue-violet, not very dark.
> Is it CLAIRETTE?
I'm not sure but I have the same one marked #2 from Parks.
> 2. A large-flowered very dark violet self, with long segments, flaring
> falls, and an unusually large amount of white blotching around the crest.
> Is it PAULINE?
No, I think I have this one identified. In my new Botanica book there
is a picture of it. It is a good picture and looks identical. Dark,
wine-violet self with a white spotted signal...no orange or yellow. It
is called "Purple Gem". The majority (over a hundred bulbs) are this
> Here's what I know they're not: Joyce, Harmony, Cantab, J.S.Dijt, Violet
> Beauty, I. reticulata cult. (pretty sure).
> Tom Tadfor Little telp@Rt66.com
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