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Re: Latin Hideaway (was mesopotamica influence)

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Latin Hideaway (was mesopotamica influence)
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@erols.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 21:32:37 -0700 (MST)

J. Michael, Celia or Ben Storey wrote:
> J
> A fellow Southerner with impressive irisarian credentials (OK, it was
> Walta) reports that he dumped LH after it produced huge clumps that barely
> ever bloomed. Now that I think on it, LH didn't bloom at all for me last
> year, and the clump was two years old then. Perhaps there is something more
> complicated behind all that winter greenery than just a reluctance to go to
> sleep? Perhaps the plant finds vegetative reproduction more efficient than
> the bloomstalk method?
> Anyone have further light to shed on LH and its rapid growth and sparse
> flowering? Does your experience differ? Have you seen other TBs behave the
> same way?

Celia -- Latin Hideaway was a prolific grower with plenty of bloom for
me in my sea-level portion of Northern Virginia. I chucked it last year
after being unable to make crosses with it in either direction. For a
variety I couldn't use in breeding, it took up too much room in the

Griff Crump, along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, VA 

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