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RE: TB: red-and-white

  • Subject: RE: [iris-talk] TB: red-and-white
  • From: "Dana Brown" <ddbro@llano.net>
  • Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 21:22:56 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

How about a real oldie....Jet Fire.  It is about as close to red and white
as I have ever seen.

Dana Brown
Malevil Iris Gardens
Pres. South Plains Iris Society
Region 17, Judges Training Chairperson
Lubbock, TX  79403
Zone 7 USDA, Zone 10 Sunset

-----Original Message-----
From: John Reeds [mailto:jreeds@microsensors.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 4:33 PM
To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-talk] TB: red-and-white

Someone had asked about a red-and-white iris, although conceding that
burgandy might be the closest approximation.

I couldn't remember the name, but the plicata Tennison Ridge is a nice
burgandy-on-white (though the falls are a bit narrow).  I keep thinking I
should add it to my garden, but it never quite makes the cut.  Probably a
few similar entries.

Another possibility would be the smoky white standards and russet falls of
Latin Hideaway or Dream Lord.  Again, there may be better examples.

There are a few white veined wine-colored luminatas, but the color is more
of a patterning and doesn't really provide the visual contrast.

How about red-bearded whites (Santa, Heaven, .....)?

John Reeds, in sunny southern California

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