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RE: CULT: Rosalie Figge [was Mariposa Skies]

  • Subject: RE: [iris-talk] CULT: Rosalie Figge [was Mariposa Skies]
  • From: "Mark, Maureen" <markm@tc.gc.ca>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 09:38:40 -0400

The first time I've noticed this is with Rosalie Figge this year.  It has
two snaky bloom stalks but FIFTEEN buds!  I'm hoping that the stalks
straighten out next year.

Maureen Mark
Ottawa, Ontario (zone 4) -- where it's summer again but still too dry

> When we be honest, many rebloomers, although we love the fall bloom
> dearly, often have
> radical stalk form.     Weird branching, high degree of curved stalks, top
> bunching, although they bloom fine in the spring.   Not Mariposa Skies.
> It's fall bloom stalks look as good as spring bloom, and if I could be
> guaranteed that every rebloomer would look like Mariposa Skies, I'd be
> replacing everything in my garden with rebloomers today.    Mariposa Skies
> had excellent branching, good increase, good bud count, great stalk
> spacing
> in the clump, and a very nice plicata color.   I know this is what
> reblooming hybriders are trying to achieve... they are getting there.
> So
> sorry to hear of it's demise for you, but hoping others have good luck!
> If
> you can grow Mariposa Skies and it reblooms... you won't be disappointed.
> Kitty Loberg
> Northern Calif.
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