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Re: Japanese Iris! 10 Best

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Japanese Iris! 10 Best
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 09:54:37 +0000
  • References: <74a63415.358ce4db@aol.com>

Irisborer@aol.com wrote:
> Ten Best Japanese??? Hmm... that's difficult.  Let me run out and see what's
> blooming, since I always love whatever's in bloom  (:
> Seriously.... I can tell a few, but I'll forget a lot.
> Number one - now and for YEARS is Anna Rettig's NIAGARA POWER.  This is a
> 3-petal of gunmetal blue with raspberry/magenta standards and the same color
> veins shot through the falls.  Extraordinary flower... branched.... very late
> bloomer.  The down side is that it can be a slow grower so I treasure my own
> clump and have divided it only once (for a very good cause).
> I love POPULAR ACCLAIM - another 3-petal (I really prefer the 3's... although
> some 6-petals are nice), a white with purple standards.  Excellent grower and
> a lovely clump.
> ROSEWATER is an extraordinary 6-petal of that wonderful raspberry jam color
> that JI's can get... with a blue halo.  I believe it's a Bauer/Coble.
> HEKIUN is a 3-p true blue shot through with white.
> OK.... that's only 4.  I give my other six as the bloom season progresses.
> Kathyguest in an iris wonderland
> E. Aurora, NY

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