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Re: Re: HYB: form, substance, & older stuff

Linda, How does tea leaves grow for you?  Here, it's got great branching and bud count.  It's a total contrast to latest style which only has a few buds on top of short stalks. Will Warner
> From: Linda Mann <lmann@volfirst.net>
> Date: 2004/11/12 Fri AM 10:09:49 CST
> To: iris- talk <iris@hort.net>
> Subject: [iris] Re: HYB: form, substance, & older stuff
> TOTAL RECALL was a bust here.  It tried to bloom a few times, rotted,
> had freeze damage, stunted stalks, buds that melted in the heat &
> humidity, never looked halfway decent, so I got rid of the remnants.
> In it's defence, in a different weather cycle (like this spectacular
> year!), it might have done well.  Too many better ones to bother with
> it.
> HARVEST OF MEMORIES is nearly always tall.
> Continuing the discussion about PINK FORMAL seedlings (from photos), the
> crunched up form I was talking about that is in both PF and the seedling
> rebloomer is the folds in the falls and standards.  They look as if the
> blooms haven't finished opening yet, but that's as far as they get.
> I haven't seen the collapsed, folded under standards you're describing
> Neil, tho some of the ultra-modern heavily ruffled ones look that way
> when they are stressed.  Somewhat like the posted photo of SUNNY
> DISPOSITION, only more extreme.  SD usually has fairly nice form here,
> better than in the photo.  Sorry, Betty, no photo.
> <> good performing rebloomers here that is too
>                    > short, too branchy, heavy budded, so doesn't make a
> nice display.  We
>                    > seem to get a lot of two types - short yellows to
> whites
>                    What about Total Recall?  Do you have it and how does
> it perform?  It bloomed
>                    for me this fall and was very tall and
> multi-branched. Even though it's in
>                    the yellow white category, it would make a nice
> display if it blooms as it did
>                    for me.
>                    Betty W. in South-central KY Zone 6>
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