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Re: SDB: Ruby Eruption

--- In iris-talk@y..., Sandy Ives <rives@r...> wrote:
> 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 
> ruby colour, not the very dark blue-black shown.
> <<
> Wellllllll, Ruby Eruption has much more intense colour this year, 
> that is possible.  It bears a close resemblance to the photo in the 
> bulletin.  Subtract the blue tinge in the photo (look hard) and 
> 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 
> 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.  
> of ten were IB height, and not short IBs either.)
> Regards,
> Sandy Ives in Ottawa (z4bish?)

Ruby Eruption varies quite abit in colour and the first blossoms this 
year are very dark for me as well. I think that the cold weather 
results in more anthrocyanin being produced, thus the darker flower.

Chuck Chapman, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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