Re: Historic: FROST AND FLAME - form history
- Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Historic: FROST AND FLAME - form history
- From: Bill & Gale Wells firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 16:09:22 -0500
I've not seen FAF in person. In your pic, the falls look quite round indeed.
That strikes me as unusual in an iris of the 50's, but I don't really know
my form history.
Could some of you HIPS folks give me an abbreviated primer on form history?
I'd like to get a rough timeline in my head of when various forms appeared.
I refer to my older stuff (falls) as "skinny and droopy" while my newer stuff
is much broader or wider, rounded, sometimes more horizontal , almost flared.
When did that major change take place? (I know, of course, that it didn't
happen overnight or in one cultivar -that rather it was a process by many
hybridizers, but how long did it take and what were the breakthroughs?) I
assume there were similar trends with standards - open, closed, domed, etc.
And then, of course, there are those hideous abominations - SAs with their
disgusting deformities (Please don't respond with either frost or flames... ;-) I can't help it if I think
Bill Wells (southern MO)
FROST AND FLAME (David Hall, 1956).....I have always loved this
quiet, stunning beauty!.....Elm
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