I’m enjoying all your pictures, Donald.I like more than one blossom at a time,
and I especially like clump pictures that give an idea of how they grow.City Lights is one of my favorites
because it’s one of my best rebloomers.I almost always have a nice stalk of it
on my Thanksgiving table.My
grandchildren call it my root beer iris, because it really does smell like root
beer.I tried to use it as a parent
this spring with no success.
Francelle EdwardsGlendale, AZZone 9
-----Original Message----- From: Donald Eaves
[mailto:email@example.com] Sent:Sunday, July 25, 2004 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [iris-photos] a bit more
CITY LIGHTS, a Dunn TB that is nearly an exact match
in color for our native Texas bluebonnets.
Unfortunately, it usually tries to bloom early and the result has been a late frost guaranteeing stalks
that don't get much taller than the bluebonnets. This was the first
year that it's ever managed to get into the TB height range. I like the color
and pattern so well that it'll probably be here for a while just to enjoy on
those years when it escapes the frost damage.
Donald Eaves email@example.com Texas Zone 7b, USA