hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: iris DIGEST V1 #1388
  • Subject: Re: iris DIGEST V1 #1388
  • From: chad schroter <charlesschroter@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:22:47 -0800 (PST)

Wow, just wow.  So far apparently Australia and "their" Iris are
responsible for the downfall of the AIS...

Decadence is a wonderful and
distinctive Iris which grows fabulously for many people. It's not to blame for
the judging system or for current trends in Horticulture clubs. More likely
the opposite IMHO.

Is this the first Dykes candidate to be a poor grower in
some regions - I think not
Is this the first Dykes candidate to have a major
fault - ditto again..
Is this the first Dykes candidate to
be undistinguished and similar to previous iris....but I repeat myself..
Awards do not increase membership in themselves - I can't think of a single
way they would.   

Good Publicity does...and a good product like the bulletin
which is excellent BTW.

The complaints I hear about Decadence could easily
be applied to ALL of the TB Iris in general.  Show me an Iris that grows
everywhere,  that is not a dog, and is borer proof, and reblooms, and doesn't
need good soil, and can grow in competition with other perennials, and does
not suffer from leaf spot, or rot in bad drainage.... 

Gardenworthyness is
key if you want to stay popular, fewer gardeners want to grow Iris as a crop
in rows.

Chad Schroter

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement