I always hear how inbreeding has led to so many weak irises. But not in
this case. I don't grow CARNIVAL RIDE, but RING AROUND ROSIE does
reasonably well here in 'the vale of despair' - bloomed last spring
without any protection from the "interesting" spring weather and is
alive. <g> Also makes viable pollen.
I also really like LOOKY LOO, similar pattern, but more contrast.
<A particularly interesting thing about this spectacular iris is that it
is a seedling of siblings itself crossed with a seedling of siblings
with the same parentage, so, very inbred. Ring Around Rosie is its own
more famous sibling. -- Griff>
Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
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