Glowing praise for M. L.
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- Subject: Glowing praise for M. L.
- From: Mark Thornsburg <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 21:53:17 -0600 (MDT)
> >I have added a picture to my web page of a gorgeous iris I have in my
> >that, unfortunately, I have no idea what it's name is.
> and Mike Lowe wrote:
> There are VERY few iris in that color class and of that vintage
> that were put on the market. The only candidates that are even close:
> Helen Collingwood (K. Smith 49) seems to match in nearly all respects
> except for the clear, bright white standards. Helen opens as a
> neglecta and
> fades to nearly white standards late on the second day after opening.
Mike, I would like to commend you on your thorough approach to
identifying this unknown iris. I would also like to help allay any
doubts you might have. Your comparison of the unkown iris to H. C.
left like a 5% or less margin of error. But here's the thing. I will
never get an *exact* replica of Aitken's Salmon Creek's picture of
MEGABUCKS. Why? My soil is different, I am just now starting to
(sparingly) use alfalfa... etc. Ditto with DEGAS DANCER and the
Schreiner's pic. Mine had a lavendar tint in the "pure white
standards" until, oh, about 30 minutes before it wilted and became a
gooey mess! So, overall, I would say that you did an excellent
detective job and Sharon can rest assured that she does indeed have