Re: TB HIST: Suggestions?
The most beautiful form I have ever seen on a pink is Appleblossom Days, B. Hamner, '92. It is large, beautifully ruffled and laced, with a fragrance like jasmine. The color is light peach-pink. The growth is average, and I have seen pineappling in it, but it still manages to make fair clumps. My main goal of hybridizing is to get that form with a deep pink color that will grow more vigorously in this hot climate. I have a number of its seedlings from different crosses, but the only one that bloomed so far didn't do it. I'll post a picture of Appleblossom Days when I get back to the hot country where my photo scanner is.
Francelle Edwards, soon having to return to Glendale, AZ zone 9
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From: John Reeds
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 8:29 AM
Subject: RE: [iris-talk] TB HIST: Suggestions?
Vanity was not very ruffled, but its color was among the best true pinks. I
prefer more ruffles; Valentines Day, In Person, or Society Page are great
modern pinks. Can't recommend a yellow bitone, but the most unique yellow I
know is Throb: fiery bright, almost irridescent.
John Reeds in sunny southern Calif.
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> I'm putting together my wishlist and need some suggestions for the
> following styles of iris. I prefer historics if possible.
> I am looking for a good yellow bitone. Perhaps with sunny yellow falls
> topped by pale lemony standards. I currently have two yellows, one
> self and one plicata, and would like to add something different. I'm
> not fond of deep gold tones.
> Also looking for a really good pastel pink. It seems all the pinks I
> see are closer to purple or peach than what I want. Just straight
> 'baby girl pink' would be great. Are there historics in this color?
> If not any names of good moderns that aren't too ruffled?
> Thanks for your suggestions!
> Mike U.
> Iris season is over in my garden. One stalk with a couple of blooms
> left is it.
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