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RE: SPEC: hybrids of I. versicolor

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: RE: SPEC: hybrids of I. versicolor
  • From: ernie henson <erni@midwest.net>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 13:51:24 -0600 (MDT)

At 09:34 AM 6/1/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Bill,
>
>Ian Efford will be coming over to give us his opinion on the pseudacorus
>X versicolor (note spelling!).  The blooms opened on the weekend.  They
>are yellow with a brown spot and brown veins.  My pseudacorus has only
>the brown spot.  Are there any pseudacorus that also have brown veins?
>The plant is also about a foot taller than pseudacorus.  Could the veins
>and plant height be versicolor influence?
>
>We also have what is labelled hookerianaXversicolor (it is really hard
>not to put in that "u").  The bloom is definitely versicolor but the
>leaves and plant habits seem to be hookeriana.  The stalks lean out from
>the clump and are arching.  Leaves cover the short stem before the
>bloom.  There are about 3 or 4 long branches.  Any thoughts?
>
>These clumps are ready to be divided, so I am trying to verify what they
>are before I share them.
>
>Maureen Mark
>mmark@ottawa.com
>Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)
>
>Maurine...Redbud Lane Iris Garden (Melody & Jerry Wilhoit) l998 Catalog
lists:

I.PSEUDACORUS 'DARK VEINED' ...yellow flowers veined gray-brown, will grow
in standing water or regular garden soil,  from England.   
      (I have never seen one that is veined, either...Ann Henson)





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