TEA LEAVES X MATRIX.
This one isn't much to look at, but thought I'd share for those of you
interested in seeing TEA LEAVES kids. It opened this AM, hopefully will
relax a bit and close those standards! Color is pale orchid with
tan-yellow shoulders striped darker and a faint yellow rim.
Nice thick stalk, but buds & branches are all jammed up. I poured a
couple of buckets of water on the clump so maybe the other stalk that's
forming will do a bit better.
I'm not sure if this one will turn out to be a "summer" bloomer, or just
very early cycle. Maiden bloom was this spring, judging from appearance
of rhizome, but I don't remember seeing it and don't have any notes -
may have frozen out.
Sibling this spring was a nice golden tan bitone.
We are still in drought - governor has just asked we be re-declared
Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
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