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Re: TBs: OWYHEEs and bloom seasons

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] TBs: OWYHEEs and bloom seasons
  • From: Ken & Carol Coleman <ciris@qwest.net>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 19:09:12 -0600

We also had a wonderful bloom on IB Miss Mauve here in
Boise.  It also was voted as the favorite IB by our garden
guests.  Our plant was also in its first year.  Should be
fun to watch this one.
Carol Coleman
C. Iris On Pond

Ellen Gallagher wrote:
> --- In iris-talk@y..., vince lewonski <vincelewonski@y...>
> wrote:
> >I have both OWYHEE AMETHYST and OWYHEE DESERT (which are
> sibs), and
> both were short (12") for me. I have seen OD in one other
> garden in
> PA, and it was about the same height.One recent PA
> transplant from
> Idaho assures me that it grew tall in Lucille Pinkston's
> (the
> hybridizer's) garden.<
> I am ordering O.DESERT this year to test it out (so to
> speak) in Zone
> 3 as to height. It was blooming short in Oklahoma and
> Dallas so north
> it must come.
> Rosalie said she has only 6 irises blooming now. We
> haven't reached
> peak for TBs or Siberians. CONFEDERATE ROYALTY and LEMON
> CHESS opened
> today along with another 10 IBs and a few BBs. BERRY RICH
> (BB) from
> the Craigs is luscious and the MTBs are stealing the show
> this year
> with FESTIVE GLOW from the Willotts being the star.
> from the Craigs is loaded with bloomstalks ditto with
> their MTB,
> But the favorite so far is MISS MAUVE (IB) hybridized by
> Rick Tasco
> and I keep coming back to it - the color is so distinct
> AND it is
> vigorous and has multiple bloomstalks on a first-year
> plant. Usually
> it takes at least 2 years to see any bloom even on a
> Median. Siberians
> and TBs usually take 3 years. The bloom is excellent this
> year even
> considering we had snow on the ground a scant 6 weeks ago
> and the
> flowers must have had to go into overdrive.
> Ellen Gallagher
> Berlin, NH,USA
> Zo
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