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Re: REB: Mystery Iris

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] REB: Mystery Iris
  • From: "Colleen Modra" <irises@senet.com.au>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 10:01:34 +1030


Glad your Progressive Attitude has rebloomed, mine never has. In fact your
is the first I've actually heard of

Colleen Modra
Adelaide Hills, South Aust
Zone 8/9
----- Original Message -----
From: John Reeds <jreeds@microsensors.com>
To: <iris-talk@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 10:44 AM
Subject: [iris-talk] REB: Mystery Iris

> Something I bought this year opened on December 31, but it wasn't the
> I ordered (a 2000 intro).  It was a very light blue self (no sign of
> lavender) with a small white zonal spot (like Victoria Falls).  Large,
> substance with wide billowy ruffles, not particularly wide form in the
> area.  White beards, I seem to recall some faint yellow in the throat.
> Tall, with three bud sites (probably more if established).  Very soft,
> coloration.  Nice flower and a pleasant winter surprise, but it doesn't
> appear to match anything in the catalog I ordered from.
> Someone keeps telling me Progressive Attitude is not a rebloomer.  Mine
> doesn't seem to know how to stop.  Weird color, other than that not bad.
> The color in the picture looked prettier to me.
> Finished another flowerbed over the holidays (about 200 square feet);
> in 52 new acquisitions from their temporary 5-gallon pots.  In most cases,
> the new roots were already peeking out the bottoms and the planting mix
> full of earthworms that had crawled in from my lawn.  Nice to think I'll
> priming the new flowerbed with such healthy inserts.
> Can't wait till I finish my new yard. Lots more new planting areas to
> regrade, modify the irrigation, put in walkways, and plant.  I plan to put
> in more louisianas; the foliage stays healthier year 'round and they grow
> great out here.  I really like the ruffles on some of the newer ones, and
> love the bright magentas, dark purples, and blues.
> John Reeds, in sunny southern California
> (9b to you, Rosalie, but I can't identify the flower)
> jreeds@microsensors.com
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