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Re: JI 'Geisha Girl' --NOT!

R. Dennis Hager wrote:
> > > A neighbor of mine would like to know if anyone knows anything about a couple of JIs carried by a local nursery. (I can't find any info on either of these.)
> > >
> > > They're being sold under the names GEISHA GIRL and ROYAL ROBE. No descriptions are on their labels.
> > > Christy Hensler
> Christy,
> The name 'Geisha Girl' really gets around. My brother bought a plant
> labeled as 'Geisha Girl' about 10 years ago from a perennial nursery in
> Western North Carolina that is no longer in business. It definitely is
> NOT registered with the AIS. He gave me a piece of it and it is the ONLY
> JI that has not bloomed for me by the second year. He doesn't grow many
> JI and could only describe it as a deep purple "flat" double (6 petal?)
> with gold signal that blooms very short. Mine is going to the compost
> heap.
> R. Dennis Hager
> on Delmarva where the very late-blooming JI 'Hisakata' wins today: (Marx
> 1950) Deep midnight blue with darker veins (6-F)

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