Is your Suky darker in color? I've checked
on-line and compared with others photos, including one posted in Jan. of 01 in
our Iris-photo archives and mine looks like all the others - only a bit lighter
in color. (same markings exist too)
(C. Mahan, R. 1988). Sdlg. 186-1. TB, 37" (94 cm), EM.
flushed light violet (RHS 86B) around edge, violet midrib; F. medium to deep
violet (83B), very large pure white zonal area extending from hafts to nearly
halfway down; white beard, yellow deep in throat; ruffled; pronounced spicy
fragrance. Violet Miracle X Victoria Falls. Iris Pond 1991."
Here is another photo of it from a different angle.
Our tempts being in the high 80's and
low 90's may have something to do with it. Some
iris (in this heat) will either tend to bloom be either a bit lighter or a bit
intensified - (depending on it's genetic make-up I assume). It
has recently cooled down - thank heavens! The nutrients in our soil
may play a part too. Do you happen to have a picture of how Suky
looks in your area?
Did I hear this reblooms in parts of the
country? Both parents are rebloomers.
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Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2004 6:17
If you hadn't told us that picture was Suky, I
wouldn't have recognized it. It looks totally different in my KY
Betty W. in South-central KY Zone 6
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