I love your photo
postings and just had to comment on this latest 4-4-4 combo!
I have always enjoyed seeing 4 of everything on the iris flower ? even
if a ?novelty?! Do you think this introduction would grow
in NE (AIS Region 5)? If introducing this year ? how much
is one rhizome going to cost? My ten year-old
daughter, Sarah and I would love to have one! Do you need a
?test garden? in NE? LOL
We will be enjoying
the ?Prairie Gold-50 Years of Medians? this next week in Lincoln, NE and Sarah
has high hopes of bidding and winning some of the new intros at the
auction. Keep up the GREAT
George H. Green, Jr.
& Sarah ( AIS 2007 Clarke Cosgrove Youth Achievement First
Lincoln Iris Society,
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Margie
May 02, 2007 10:00 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] TB: Grand Canyon
Gold - 4-4-4 Factor (2 photos)
GOLD is the first Tall Bearded iris Introduced with the 4-4-4 factor.
(that I am aware of). I am introducing it for the first time this year through
Nola's Iris Garden. It too is genetic, not weather related. Year after
year it has displayed these qualities for me. It occurs in the terminal
bud about 75 - 80 and/or 90% of the time. It makes for a very well
rounded and somewhat larger flower - taking irises to a new level.
First photo is taken
from above - - showing part of a 2 years growth of GCG
....................notice all the 4-4-4
Below is a
close-up of GRAND CANYON GOLD.
Iris - Terminal bud has
the 4-4-4 factor and is perfectly balanced. The top bud only will bloom
with the 4-4-4 factor and is consistent on 75-80% of all stalks.
M,L. 35" tall. 9-11 buds. Nicely ruffled and a vigorous
grower! Nice branching & unusual coloring too. Note: the warmer
the temps get - - the deeper the lavender wash becomes on it's
falls as it opens! The cooler the temps are - the falls
will likely resemble the standards in it's coloring. Seedling
# SHFOF 02-1. (Sapphire Hills x Pencil Sketch) x Flights of