Re: Parachute II = Flopsy?
In a message dated 96-06-01 19:20:45 EDT, you write:
>I haven't seen the description of FLOPSY, but something doesn't quite "fit"
>here. PARACHUTE II was introduced by Tell Muhlestein for Loomis in 1952.
>was a large blue-white self with full Mohr-type form. Rounded, like an
>old-fashioned parachute. Not flat. Haven't seen it in years, but I
>it as a fairly typical quarterbred of the era. (William Mohr X
The Long's catalog description reads: FLOPSY (Loomis r.90) aka Loomis flat
white, flower opens flat.
Hmmmmm. I grew an iris I was told was Parachute #2 and I now grow FLOPSY.
They are the same flower. A huge flat white that is as big as a dinner plate.
I may have been misled on the identity of my first "PARACHUTE". I will ask
Cathy Gates if she can shed and light on this confusion and get back to you.
Suzy Ewell Co Spgs,CO EWELL100@aol.com