Beautiful color on this one! I hope you're saving
seeds. These are wonderfully self fertile and you can pull some interesting
colors out of the gene pool.
We've had enough frosts recently to kill the
tomatoes and put an end to the corn for this year. Rather than take a chance
that I wouldn't get seeds from the Pardancandas and some of the dicotoma, I've
thrown them in pots and hauled them indoors.
A few newbies from a seed swap are finally blooming
and at least 2 are a clear corn yellow.
The one showing some spring variegation is blooming
its head off and is a lovely purple and gold with spots. (The photo was taken
out in the garden.) I counted 39 buds on one stem. Height is a bit better than
average for us at 49" tall and (finally!) it looks like leaf spot is on the
decline though it had been in a thickly planted bed with overhead watering.
I've been selfing every bloom hoping to bring up a
stronger variegated pattern in the leaves. Keeping my fingers crossed.
----- Original Message -----
> This is my pink Pardancanda. Not a great shot, but I'm very proud of
> one. I actually grew it from seed. Which is quite a feat for
> Haven't been able to get ANY iris seeds to even appear on the
> But about this guy, its strange, but the parent was orange/red,
and he is
> distinctly pink/cream(??) I only had one pardancanda last
year, and I
> suspect his mother is also his father(??)Is that
> And why is he pink?? Genetics? Or maybe the fact he grew in a
pot; was stuck
> in the garage over the winter, and might have had a
> than the parent(s)?
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