This photo taken in June, 2006.
I had a nice stalk of this for our iris show, but the day before the show, it just FELL OVER! I had a lot of that last year. I called it "stalk rot." Anyone else have that problemo?
I assumed the excess of weeds caused the rot to take a number on the stalk, with a lack of sunlight and air circulation to keep things healthy down there.
It was recommended to me that I use it further in breeding, so I did! I put the stalk in a vase here in my house, and after every flower opened, I grabbed the pollen and went daubing. I have seeds from 'Fancy Woman', 'Balderdash' , and 'Prestige Item' using the pollen.
Anyway, here's the parentage. I really like this iris. Just wish it would grow a little more vigorous for me.
(Paul Black, R. 2002), Sdlg. H55A. TB, 37" (94 cm), M
"S. claret wine, fine black veining; style arms claret wine; F. claret to red claret texture-veined black, brownish red haft with soft white veins, violet flash extending downward from bright yellow beard; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. Sultry Mood X Tom Johnson. Mid-America 2002 "