Mike has this combination on his TBs, so you got that.
As for SDB and MDB in So. California, probably the only way to do it is grow in pots and put in a fridge for a month. But who has enough fridge space for that?
Some of the "Whenever " reblooming SDB may manage to bloom and survive in your climate. More of these coming in the future.
Have you tried any of the "Whenever" rebloomers there?
From: Jan Lauritzen <email@example.com>
Sent: Thu, May 20, 2010 1:12 am
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] SDB Seedling- Intense
Chuck, Magnificent! Now when can you get this flower combo onto an IB, BB, or TB so it will grow here in So.Cal., the land without cold enough winters?? Do you think that ice cubes would work?
Jan in Chatsworth
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wed, May 19, 2010 2:44:15 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] SDB Seedling- Intense
A SDB seedling that opened today.
Actually, it is more intense in person, if you can believe. Ring is actually a bit darker, close to brown. So much contrast camera can't capture it all.
I certaing wasn't expecting this from this cross. Clever X a bitone purple-rose luminata plicata seedling with red beard.