Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 8:10
Subject: [iris-photos] TB: HIST: Orchid
Cloud (Applegate '73)
This iris beats all my specimens (except maybe
Sierra Grande). I always pronounced the name as "Orchid
Clouds," but according to my checklist, it's only on one
cloud. :-) Here's what my checklist says.
ORCHID CLOUD (C. Applegate, R. 1973) Sdlg.
28-70A. TB, 35" (89 cm), EM & RE. S. pure white, F. orchid
(Nickerson 7.5P 5/10) with blue blend (10P 5/10) overlay on edge; gold beard
tipped lighter. Moldovan 63-47: ((Sorority Girl sib x Whole Cloth)
x (Sorority Girl sib x self)) X Summer Whitewings. Summerlong Gardens
Wow, I never knew that this iris was a
rebloomer. Come to think of it, I had these awesomely huge fans to
transplant last September. Maybe if I had treated it like a RE during
the summer, I could've had some stalks! :-)
Also, I never noticed the blue blend until I
looked again at my photo. :-) hehehe.
Okay, a question for all who can help.
Applegate put in a color description . . . was that part of a different,
possibly older color wheel/chart?
I'll send the clump photo too, if I can find it!!
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