Thanks for still checking, Yuri.
I should have taken a flower apart and taken
pictures, like Loic does. Now it's raining on the last flower,
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Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:19
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Eleanore's
iris NOT I. aphylla
Good idea, but...
El's flower have yellow styles.
Eleanore and all.....
The iris photo that Eleanore
posted is definitely not a form of I. aphylla, nor is it a hybrid
cross of I. aphylla or anything else. I concur with Christy
Hensler that it is probably Lawrence Ransom's 'Vera Ruby' which is a cross
between the regelia hybrid 'Vera' and an SDB. (Ransom registered
that the SDB was either 'Third Charm' or 'Triplicate'.) 'Vera
Ruby' has standards and falls that are described as red-brown with red
violet centers. The flower is in the shade in the picture, so I can't
pick out all the details. There is supposed to be, on the falls,
a "blackish red diffused spot and haft veining." I am pretty sure,
from what I can see, that the beard on 'Vera Ruby' matches the registered
description: "beard light blue violet, tipped bronze in
throat." 'Vera' is a pure regelia hybrid (RH) and one of its
parents is I. stolonifera. I've crossed I.
stolonifera and SDBs for years, and this has that same tailored form
with elongated petals as some of my seedlings have. Pictured
below is my photo of the RH 'Vera'.