Bill -- Roberts' seedling
97-88A is a real beauty, and you're right, the soft, non-reflective finish is
rare. My THAT CERTAIN SOMETHING does have that same texture.
It resembles a soft felt. I've posted it once before, I think,
but here's a photo, so you can see the texture. --
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Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 9:51
Subject: [iris-photos] TB: A Roberts'
seedling 97-88a: A casual iris person might walk by this seedling in an iris
patch. It does not glare at you the way many irises do...... In fact, neither
in person or in the picture does it have any glare at all! The photo was taken
in full sun. Not a glint, glimmer, sheen, shine nor hint of them, anywhere,
any kind.....none. It's like looking at soft light hitting plush dark
I recall the bloom being of darker tint with perhaps more blue
than my photo depicts but might be wrong.
Needless to say, I've not
seen another iris exhibit this non-reflective quality over its entire bloom
structure. Yep, makes it appear soft and plush. Perhaps someone else has?
Needless to say Merle seems to have found another dimension to the concept of
monochromatic color scheme in iris blooms. Along with those reflective
surfaces I did not find? I did not find haft marks either.