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RE: Decadence
  • Subject: RE: Decadence
  • From: "Dana Brown" <ddbro@sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 13:51:25 -0600

I'm not picking on you but I am curious.  How can a plant that you have to
grow in a pot with all kinds of amendments be considered a parent with plant
strength?  Maybe I missed something but I won't understand if I don't ask.



Dana D. Brown 
Malevil Iris Gardens & Kennels 
Lubbock, TX  79403 
Zone 7 USDA, Zone 10 Sunset 

Home of: 

Irongate's Racy Tracy
Merrimac's Amarula CGC TDI 
CH. Merrimac the Agean CDX, RE, CGC, TDI  

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-iris@hort.net [mailto:owner-iris@hort.net] On Behalf Of Betty
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2012 12:21 PM
To: iris@hort.net
Subject: Re: [iris] Decadence

I bought Decadence straight from Blyth in 2004. It put up a stalk in 
2005 and the stalk rotted off at the ground. Gorgeous.  Stalk opened 
all blooms in a vase inside. I dug the plant and moved it to a 3 gallon 
pot. Then I got Decadence as a misidentified Merchant Marine the next 
year, so I've been growing it in two pots. Now, I've moved part of it 
back to my new perennial bed, which was amended with greensand, rock 
phosphate & lime. Little composed manure. Looking good but time will 
tell the story. Another piece still in a pot.

My goal is to upgrade bloom form in my rebloomers.  Even if Decadence 
never blooms again, I have accomplished my goal.  Most are not keeper 
quality, but it only takes one!  Also, I have been happy with the 
children I've produced using other Blyth irises.

At the current pace, Decadence stands a chance of being the most used 
TB in iris history.  Or so it seems.  All of the well known hybridizers 
are using it.  It's my hope that people are electing for plant 

If my goal was different, I might not continue to grow it.

Betty Wilkerson
Zone 6 KY

-----Original Message-----
From: CarolKenl COLEMAN <ciop2606@msn.com>
To: iris <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Sat, Jan 7, 2012 3:06 pm
Subject: RE: [iris] Decadence

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