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Re: HYB: Small Flowered Talls

  • Subject: Re: HYB: Small Flowered Talls
  • From: Dana Brown <ddbro@sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 08:00:48 -0700 (PDT)

Personally I like the idea of small flowered tall beardeds and believe they have a place in todays gardens.  Bigger does not always equal better, although the big beautiful things on the market today are also beautiful.  It is kind of like people.  Not all of us are 6 feet tall and robust.  Some of us are 5 feet tall and petite and most of us fall somewhere in the middle <GRIN>. 
I really like the modern, ruffled, full, round form on some of the SFTB's and as long as they stay proportional and balanced feel like they are another advancement in the iris world. 
Malevil Iris Gardens & Kennels

----- Original Message ----
From: thomas silvers <tesilvers@yahoo.com>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 9:12:43 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: Small Flowered Talls

Attached is an image of a seedling of 'Kupari' (white
pallida) from pollen of 'Consummation' (MTB). The
flowers are relatively smallish, but the stalks are
well into the Tall Bearded range [see the yardstick in
the clump]. I think I read somewhere, that someone
(Paul Black maybe??) was unofficially calling irises
like these SFTB's (small-flowered tall beardeds).

I had been considering this seedling to be just a
breeder because it didn't really fit into a proper
class. But I enjoy it as it is, and wondered what
thoughts other people might have on irises that don't
fit into the class system.

I'll send a close-up of the flowers next, but keep in
mind this clump shot would look much better if we
hadn't just had several days of heavy rains and severe

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