>>..................26 inches from the ground to the top of the standards. Is that how
>That is what I've understood "measuring the
height" to consist of. I'm not too familiar though with how many buds
are needed in an arilbred to be considered "in the running".
:-) Can you enlighten me?
I really can't. You'd think I'd know, but
I don't. Since the onco species tend to have a single bud and the
regelias two buds, I'm not sure what would be required in an arilbred. It
would seem to depend on what they picked up from the aril background
combined with the other bearded genes. For me personally it would
depend on whether the overall presentation worked or not and whether the
plant was able to produce a clump with multiple blooming stalks in a
season. I'm on record for preferring multiple stalks with fewer
buds in a clump over fewer stalks with high bud counts.
They work better in my conditions. More blooms of higher quality bloom in
that situation. I don't live in iris heaven. But that means a
plant must efficiently increase and a high enough portion of that
increase must follow with bloom. There are certainly a lot of irises that
do that and they make the most attractive clumps in the garden. There are
others on this list who may know how many buds would be acceptable for the
different arilbred types. I would expect generally more buds for an OGB-
type and less for an OGB+ type to be normal, but have no idea whether
acceptable vs unacceptable bud numbers are established.
It's raining! We sure need it, but I think
that photo of AURORA'S VEIL isn't going to happen today. There are
multiple stalks, so maybe a later bloom will give the opportunity.
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Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 7:37
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] hairy
Well............ it sure is
Thanks. It does have
.........................might you introduce it
should it survive?
Not at all likely. It would
need some improvements in habits and
number of buds to get in the running with much of what is currently
How tall does it get?
26 inches from the ground to the top of the
standards. Is that how to measure?
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