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Re: TB: Unknown burgundy

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB: Unknown burgundy
  • From: "brice rose" <iris@syix.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 09:59:46 -0700

Hi Mike,  I purchased  a border bearded at our iris club's sale on Sat. It's
name is Ruby Wilson and it was  Jim Denney's introduced by Jim McWhirter in
1989.  This is what the 1996 Sutton's catalog had to say.  s are velvety
deep maroon with cherry infusion f are darker, self beard. The catalog does
not mention the height of the plant or bloom time. I wanted to throw this
out to you. Brice Rose, on our way to a heat wave in Ca.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike U <land_of_mu@yahoo.com>
To: iris-photos <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2001 9:31 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] TB: Unknown burgundy

> I Received this in a trade, with several other named
> irises, marked 'Burgundy'.  I had thought that to be
> the name but after seeing the description for
> 'Burgundy' (Barr, 1903?) I think that was just a
> description of the color.
> Here's what I do know about it:  It is 25" tall, and
> bloomed very late, after all the other TB's were done.
> It has a small rhiz, this is first year bloom, & is in
> partial shade with maybe five or six hours of sun a
> day.  Only four buds off this first blooming, but oh!
> were they stunning!! It has quickly become one of my
> absolute favorites in the garden.  That velvety wine
> red color picks up the sunlight like stained glass and
> just glows with it. And its rust colored beards are a
> nice compliment too.
> So now I am hoping to try and ID it and I'd welcome
> any suggestions as to irises to consider.  Ideally I
> could narrow it down to a few varieties to try growing
> with it to see if there is a match.  Thanks for your
> input and expertise!
> Mike U.
> Olympia, WA  Where it's still dry and sunny - sure
> wish it would rain!
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