Hi, Bill -- I may have praised HELEN
COLLINGWOOD at some point, but I've never tried to produce any seedlings from
it. Not that it wouldn't be worth doing, but I just don't have an
objective that would justify the probable number of years it would take to
produce something introduceable. I have a nice clump of it that has sat in
full shade at one side of the driveway for years and blooms prolifically.
Its classic beauty is attested by the fact that "unsophisticated" guests to the
garden always want some of it. My last TB ended its bloom day before
yesterday and I'm busy snapping off spent stalks. I think I promised a
followup on seed germination this year, so will get to that in another message
on iris-talk. -- Griff
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2004 4:48
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB: Helen
message dated 5/17/2004 10:16:21 AM Central Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
I guess I shouldn't be so hard on this poor
I continue to like this iris. It is trouble free and
capable of increse under the harshest conditions here. Shaded, dry, packed
Someone, Griff I think, posted some good lookin'
seedlings sometime back from it.
As a point in passin', I've never seen
a true HC that it did not have the purple streaks in the upper lip of the
stigma. This has become the feature I most often use to seperate the true HC
from the questionable imposters.
Prechate the photo.
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