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Re: Additional Favorite Japanese Irises

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Additional Favorite Japanese Irises
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 21:04:35 +0000
  • References: <199806242355.SAA06223@smtp2.mailsrvcs.net>

Dorothy irisnut Willott wrote:
> Hi John,
> You are doing a great job, but you are surely beginning to tire of this.
> I just have to add a few more recommended Japanese irises:
> One of my most favorites is IZU-NO-UMI (Hirao - Japan pre 1985)
> It has wide, overlapping, near horizontal 3 falls; light blue with white veins in falls.
> Super flowers, but foliage is not the best.
> Other late bloomers:    RUFFLED DIMITY (Lorena Reid 87)
>                         SUMMER STORM (W. Marx 55)
>                         PURPLE PARASOL (C. McEwen 77)
>                         FRILLED ENCHANTMENT (W. Marx 59)
> Still waiting for the big clump of AZURE PERFECTION (A. Hazzard 64) to open
> its first bloom.
> Another favorite is VIRGINIA B (A. Hazzard R. 72), but I may be prejudiced, because
> I was there in his garden when Art decided to name it for my mother, Virginia B. McClintock,
> because she liked it so much.  It is a sister to PRAIRIE FORALPHA and PRAIRIE
> FORBETA which Hazzard introduced in 1975.  They are all similar, butterfly-like 3-F
> varieties in tones of blue-violet and violet, and very vigorous.
> We'll be leaving Friday for the Region 6 meeting in the Kalamazoo area and hope they still
> have a lot of Japanese irises in bloom.
> Dorothy Willott in the cold north where it hit 94 degrees today!

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