Re: yellow japanese?
In a message dated 98-02-25 15:12:09 EST, you write:
<< A knowledgeable gardener (more than me most of the time!) and friend has
been telling me for the past two years that there are yellow japanese
iris. I pooh-pooh him, but can anyone comment?
To the best of my knowledge, there is no yellow Japanese. I believe there is
speculation that maybe there WAS a yellow JI waaaaaay back, in Japan, that was
lost to posterity. And I believe some hybridizers are trying to cause that
beautiful yellow signal area to expand to fill the fall.....
But - IMHO - if someone tries to sell you a yellow JI, he may try to sell you
a bridge in Brooklyn next.
Walter is correct.... any "yellow JI" that I've seen offered is, in actuality,
East Aurora, NY