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Re: Can Someone explain this?

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Can Someone explain this?
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" jgcrump@cox.net
  • Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 15:37:26 -0400

Linda  --  This has to be Gertrude's evil twin, Edeltraut.  Ordinarily, she is, as an identical twin, indistinguishable from Gertrude.  A dark spirit, she ordinarily blooms only at night, thus is rarely seen.  Don't look for her in the Checklists.  For obvious reasons, she has never been recorded.  You are lucky (?) to have seen her, let alone captured her on film. --  Griff
----- Original Message -----
From: Linda Hunt
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 3:18 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Can Someone explain this?

I swear I am not crazy....but.  For years I have carried around an old iris by the name of Gertrude.  It is one that came from my Mom's gardens and it is so hardy and it is a lovely lightly ruffled Lav/blue iris that blooms prolificly and has great resistance to rot, or any disease for that matter.  When ever I want a little touch of early color in a bed, I put about 3 rhizomes there to get the bed started in Spring.  She never fails to bloom and smells like a rose.  This year one of the rhizome groups that I put in a new bed next to a fence, surprised me.  Take a look at the dark bloom that is coming from this group.  I have no idea how or where it came from.  To my knowledge there was nothing but Gertrudes in this group.  I don't have an iris like it anywhere on the property!  Any ideas, suggestions????????????  Baffled in Lascassas

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