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Re: TB looking for a name


Dave  --  Wouldn't TWIST OF FATE meet your criteria for blue-black?  --
Griff


----- Original Message -----
From: <DFerguson@cabq.gov>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 7:01 PM
Subject: Re: [iris] TB looking for a name


> Hi Betty,
>
> I'll check into 'Black Out'.
>
> It has been a challenge to find a really good "blue-black", but I never
> really tried very hard.  Now having seen that beautiful thing at the Iris
> Show, I'm on a quest.
>
> From the photos I find on line and in catalogs you would think that there
> are many of these "blue blacks", and maybe there are, but I've learned not
> to trust these photos as always being accurate, since none of the ones
I've
> ordered are blue.
>
> For instance, I've seen lots of photos of 'Superstition', which seems to
be
> one of the more popular "blacks", and the photos range from nearly red to
> nearly true blue, and everything in between, one that was tampered to
> remove all color, and even one that looks dark brown.  The only constant
is
> that they always show 'Superstition' being very dark, nearly black.  To me
> the living flower is indeed a very dark, but it is clearly purple, and
> there is a distinct element of red to the purple.
>
> Superstition is a good example.  I ordered 'Superstition' the first time
> because I saw a beautiful blue-black Iris in flower at a local broker
> nursery.  Those plants had been special ordered for a commercial
> landscaper, and the nursery wouldn't sell me any.  The plants at the
> nursery had beautiful rich deep blue beards and were labelled
> 'Superstition'.  It turns out they were mislabelled.  'Superstition' is
> nice too, but I'm getting enough of the more purple type "blacks" now, and
> I'm starting to ignore which is which and throw a lot of them away (many
> don't grow so well anyway).  Besides, blue is my favorite color, not
> purple.  Plus, I have few Iris that are truly blue.
>
> Betty you asked the following.
>
> "Or do you mean really blue with a blue beard?"
>
> What I am asking after would technically be really blue, but so dark as to
> appear nearly black.  The blue beard would be an important bonus.  I like
> blue, and would probably go for most any Iris from pale sky blue through
> rich pure blue to deep black-blue.  I have a few light and medium blues
> that are very nice (don't know the names of most), and that have very
> little purple to them.  The really deep dark blues I have none of though.
> The one I saw at the Iris show was very nearly black, but it had a sheen
> that glowed rich blue when the light hit it just right.  The beard was
dark
> blue, but not nearly so dark as the tepals.  It was interesting to me that
> nobody else seemed to pay attention to it or even really take notice.
> Perhaps it wasn't quite modern enough (falls didn't flare out), or the
> flower was too small (Superstition is larger, but not by a lot)?  The
> little stripy MTB's got more attention.  Maybe it was just the fact that
it
> was relegated to no-man's land with no name?
>
> Dave
>
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