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Re: TB: HIST: Orchid Cloud (Applegate '73)

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB: HIST: Orchid Cloud (Applegate '73)
  • From: "Margie Valenzuela" IrisLady@comcast.net
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 09:30:38 -0700

Nice photos - - I especially liked your photo of Rosette Wine.  My Rosette Wine never performed well or ever looked that good!! Do you have any other photos that you can share with us too?
Those numbers, I do believe, reflect the way they use to explain colors. You'll see in the 1939 -through 1959 check list registration books --  the original Iris Color Classification Charts were often used.
Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.
Zone 8/9
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Cordesview
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 8:10 PM
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 1974.
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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