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Re: Cult: Iris Bloom

  • Subject: Re: Cult: Iris Bloom
  • From: John I Jones <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Sat, 06 Feb 1999 12:02:24 -0800

From: John I Jones <jijones@ix.netcom.com>

Dennis Kramb wrote:
> Now first of all, a purple Iris foetidissima sounds unique.  I thought they
> were mostly shades of yellowish brown?  And also doesn't the bright orange
> sound unique?  I've only seen pictures of seedpods and they sure seemed
> fire-engine red to me.  Do they all start out bright orange and change to
> red as they age?  Or is this actually the orange-seed variety I've been
> looking for?????

I am wondering if the difference between red and orange can be attributed to
soil conditions as various flower colors sometimes are?

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