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Re: CULT: Rebloom 064G13

  • Subject: Re: CULT: Rebloom 064G13
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@cox.net>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 13:28:05 -0500

It's a noseful, Mike.  Very pleasing, to me, at least.  So far, all of the rebloomers I have sniffed in gardens and at shows this fall have had good, easily detectable fragrance.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm wondering if fragrance goes with rebloom.
It's interesting that you're getting inquiries about fragrance and, particularly, that they are increasing.  Visitors to our shows often register surprise upon learning that irises have fragrance.  Maybe roses just get all the press.
I must confess that, as a hybridizer, I have often overlooked fragrance because of concentrating on looks.  More than once, I've said to myself that such-and-such is a keeper just based on fragrance, but later have overlooked it in the selection process.  If one had room in his or her garden, it might be nice to grow some otherwise undistinguished specimens with good fragrance just to use or give as gifts as cut flowers.
And while we're on the subject, it's interesting to me to note that some flowers  --  ETERNAL BLISS, for example  --  perfume the room, even though their scent up close doesn't seem to be that strong, while others sock you in the nose up close, but don't seem to project the fragrance very far.  --  Griff
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] CULT: Rebloom 064G13

Nice bud count Griff, sounds like it smells nice too.  is it a strong fragrance or a "just barely there" fragrance?  More and more garden visitors and customers are asking about fragrance.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 12:34 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] CULT: Rebloom 064G13

Sometimes, I think, the impulse to share the photo of first bloom ought to be resisted.  In the case of this fall bloomer (KINDLE A FLAME X CHERRY GLEN), its photo was taken, and posted, after opening during a night of hard rain, and it surely qualified for the name Rain in the Face.  Now, however, with the rain gone, it presents a different picture, having the flared falls I thought it should have, and its colors more clearly seen.  The first mug shot and the stalk shot were taken in early morning sunlight, the second mug shot near sunset.  It has 9 buds and a nice, fruity fragrance.  In the stalk photo seen here, a spent bloom has been removed from the lower left branch.  The spur below the terminal toes in, so we'll have to see if that fault persists in the spring.  Except for that, I'm pleased with it and will probably try to cross it with POOH'S DREAM, a large, tailored honey-colored TB which is being introduced next year.  --  Griff

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