Wow! That one makes me ask how shade-tolerant
these PCs are. -- Griff
Zone 7 along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon,
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Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 3:24
Subject: RE: [iris-photos] Re: PCI
Can we swap
some of your rain for some of our drought?
Here?s a PC
seedling from Ghio seed, that is a keeper.
It has been a terrible year for PCIs in Wairarapa, New
Zealand. We should be at the peak of the flowering season but the
weather has conspired against us this year. We had a bad late frost and
it has badly affected the stems on most of the PCIs. They have a weak
point just below the bud, and as they come up and start to flower they fall
We have also been having a period of bad winds (up to 140km predicted
for tonight) so you can imagine what things look like - ripped petals and even
some damaged foliage.
The rain associated with the windstorms hasn't been that
kind to the flowers either.
Still, there are a few nice flowers out.
This is a seedling from open pollinated 'Sojourner'. I have a number in
this colour range from other breeding but they tend to be a bit pinker than
I'm hoping to have some more interesting flowers later
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