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RE: Re: HYB: Lunar Whitewash
  • Subject: RE: Re: HYB: Lunar Whitewash
  • From: "Modra" <lecol@adsl.on.net>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 07:34:43 +1030


Grows and flowers brilliantly for me.


Colleen Modra

PO Box 131

Mt Pleasant SA 5235



From: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com [mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Betty Wilkerson
Sent: Tuesday, 28 February 2012 9:32 AM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: Lunar Whitewash



Same here.

<<I have 'Queen's Circle', but she never seems to get stalks above the

Betty Wilkerson
Zone 6 KY

-----Original Message-----
From: Cordesview <cordesview@speednetllc.com>
To: iris-photos <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Mon, Feb 27, 2012 10:17 am
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: Lunar Whitewash

Thanks for that insight, Paul.  I was one of the curious as to how well
LW performed elsewhere.  One reason I might give it a try would be the
lack of devastating bugs in my general area.  The con being the stalk
height you mentioned.  Final decision would be based on rebloomability.

I have 'Queen's Circle', but she never seems to get stalks above the
foliage!  I believe it to be because the fan's stalk initiation is
during the late spring freezes, causing a shortness in the stalk
bloom-height.  Though it blooms and multiplies like crazy, it's just
not "up" to par in my microclimate. 


On Feb 26, 2012, at 10:41 AM, Paul wrote:

Just commenting on Lunar Whitewash in general.

After trying it for a third time and was successful using antibacterial
dishsoap at planting to kill soil pathogens it finally grew and
bloomed. I like the actual flower the first day but after that the bugs
really seemed to find it tasty and chewed them up both times it has
bloomed. Plus the stalks were snakey or short... and that was Spring
bloom and (that is noramlly something that can happen on Fall rebloom).
I got some seeds off of it germinating now. I'll keep it for breeding
but other than that I would pass on it.

--- In iris-photos@yahoogroups.com, "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@...>
> Mary Lou -- IÃââm glad to hear of your seedlings. IÃââve had Lunar
Whitewash for several years and admire it, but it usually reblooms too
late to beat the freeze. This past year was one of my best rebloom
years, but LW showed up too late again and was zapped. -- Griff
> From: MryL1@...
> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 10:28 PM
> To: iris-photos
> Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: Lunar Whitewash
> I've never seen LW growing anywhere but here.
> In my garden, it reblooms early enough to get the job done,
> but doesn't seem to have the vigor to develop branches with
> buds. Since it's the product of a sibling cross, I've always
> suspected some diminished vigor was a result.
> Terrific quality bloom, especially for a not-blue Z5 RE.
> After 10 years at it, I have several pod candidates with all the
> vigor anyone could want. There are currently about 70 seedlings
> in here with me out of LW by Coral Chalice and English Charm
> waiting for spring. Tilting at the not-blue amoena windmill.
> They are doing fine so far. Vigor can come from either side.
> Generally, though, I get more vigor if mom is the tough one.
> Mitochondrial DNA is my guess.
> Mary Lou, near Indianapolis

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