Great find! Even better birthday surprise.
<<given that it is maiden bloom, in late autumn, I’m very much looking
forward to seeing it’s spring bloom. >>
From: Impressive Irises <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mon, 19 May 2008 4:49 pm
Subject: [iris-photos] Hyb:My Birthday Surprise-Maiden bloom
I love it when seedlings bloom for the first time in autumn/winter.
Very good rebloom sign. This bloomed for the first time on my birthday.
Has heaps of buds, double stalk. It has poor branching, but given that
it is maiden bloom, in late autumn, I’m very much looking forward to
seeing it’s spring bloom. Pollen parent is Firebeard, so that’s where
the rebloom comes from, but much better form and substance. It had been
out from several days in the rain when I took this.