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SDB: Ruby Eruption

  • Subject: SDB: Ruby Eruption
  • From: Sandy Ives <rives@rogers.com>
  • Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 17:11:16 -0400

This SDB made it to the AIS bulletin in January 2000.

At the time (02/08/00) I made the following comment:

The inside back cover shows Ruby Eruption (Chapman '97).  It is the 
correct form and the yellow is close, but the rest of the bloom is a 
ruby colour, not the very dark blue-black shown.

Wellllllll, Ruby Eruption has much more intense colour this year, if 
that is possible.  It bears a close resemblance to the photo in the 
bulletin.  Subtract the blue tinge in the photo (look hard) and there 
you have it.  Quite a plant.

This spring has been quite cool for an extended period of time.  Only in 
the last few days has the temperature moved towards the normal range. 
Comments on a possible relationship?

The SDBs have really appreciated the change, it seems to be an even 
better year for the MDBs and the SDBs than last.

(I selfed R-E three years ago and got the first blooms last year.  Ten 
of ten were IB height, and not short IBs either.)


Sandy Ives in Ottawa (z4bish?)

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