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Re: SPEC: I.Foetdissima

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] SPEC: I.Foetdissima
  • From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001 14:50:33 -0400

>Paul, I don't think it is sterile -- Gerry Snyder  has indicated the WHY it
>is grown -- not the leaves, not the flower, but the seed pods which are used
>by florists in arrangements. Biology is  is not my "thing" but can anything
>be sterile and  yet have seedpods?  And this variety is well known for its
>seedpods.  (my husband would be-- and  my daughter will be - embarrassed by
>my ignorance on this subject!  Rosalie nr Baltimore,USA  zone 7

My understanding is that the variegated foliage form of foetidissima 
is sterile and does not produce seeds.  Therefore it's best feature 
is the foliage not the flower.
Dennis Kramb; dkramb@badbear.com
Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6


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