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RE: TB: REB: Byers Irises.

Glad to hear Byers' things do so well in other climate areas.  Out here in
California, his stuff reblooms a lot.  Stingray has been blooming like crazy
lately; all tall stalks with incredible branching.  Rock Star (shorter)
bloomed all last winter.  Eggnog keeps popping off randomly, and
Reincarnation (a favorite hybridizing tool of mine) has 2 or 3 stalks right

John Reeds, in sunny southern California
(I don't know what USDA zone; Sunset uses a different system and calls it

> ----------
> From: 	jem300@aol.com[SMTP:jem300@aol.com]
> Reply To: 	iris-talk@egroups.com
> Sent: 	Friday, November 03, 2000 4:52 AM
> To: 	iris-talk@egroups.com
> Subject: 	Re: [iris-talk] TB: REB:  Byers Irises.
> I know this is not the info Mark was asking for but I just wanted to make
> a 
> comment.  I was out looking around my iris beds yesterday and noticed that
> the most vigorous healthy clumps were Monty Byers' introductions.  
> Reincarnation, Godsend, Egyptian, Thornbird, and Conjuration are all 
> EXCEPTIONAL growers here, standing out amongst the rest.  The only other
> iris 
> that compares in vigor is Local Color (Keppel, 1996).  Most of my other 
> irises seem to be average growers but these varieties are really putting
> out 
> the growth and their leaves are taller and broader than any others out
> there 
> right now.  I think I will look at add more Byers irises to my garden as
> they 
> seem to perform very well here.  I guess Mesmerizer should be on my list
> of 
> gotta gets....
> Linda Doffek
> West Bend, Wisconsin, USA       USDA zone 5
> Member AIS, MIS, TBIS, and Wisconsin Iris Society

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