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RE: TB: blue-green irises

  • Subject: RE: [iris-talk] TB: blue-green irises
  • From: John Reeds <jreeds@microsensors.com>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 13:21:00 -0700

Navajo Jewel has never looked green to me.  It is a pale sky-blue
"turquoise" (great milky color, not a shiny finish), best when it opens
indoors or on a cloudy day.  Not a strong grower for me despite large
rhizomes, it often lost all its roots for six months at a time, and could be
rot prone.  Monty Byers' Sea World was supposed to be a blue-green (also
pale), what it had was a faint yellowish tint to the veins (NOT a
luminata-style veining) in a blue-white flower (pale pale blue plus a faint
yellowish overlay really did not equal blue-green.  Willowmist (SDB) was
indeed a sort of lichen green with blue-lavender beards.  A couple of other
SDB's were also supposed to be blue-green (Haven, Azure something-or-other),
but I never saw them.  Haven sounded great.  Anyone know it?

John Reeds

> ----------
> From: 	Carol Canfield[SMTP:Carolcc5@yahoo.com]
> Reply To: 	iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: 	Monday, June 25, 2001 12:44 PM
> To: 	iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: 	Re: [iris-talk] TB: blue-green irises
>  Navajo Jewel is a good start on turquoise.  It was very pale in the hot
> Texas sun but did have a faint greenish tint to it.  Was very vigorous
> with huge leaves that were so wide that it was easy to identify the
> variety even out of bloom.  I think that it just bloomed itself to death.
> I haven't seen it listed for sale anywhere lately but I haven't really
> been looking.  It always bloomed before the show for me.
> Carol
>   Foley Martin <emjfoley@yahoo.com> wrote: 
> Tu Tu Turquoise (SDB) by Mr. Paul Black.
>   martweb@gmx.net wrote: Any blue-green TB?


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