Iris Bloom Season - week 4 (part 1)Posted on Oct 24, 2017 11:02 PM
Popstar (Blyth 2003) is flowering in my garden for the first time ever. I love the colour
It's coincidental that the "Top Ten Most Wanted List..." thread has been revived at the same time my only acquisition from my list has bloomed. Absolute Treasure (Tasco 2005) was on my "hope someone imports it into Australia" list. I was doing the happy dance when I stumbled across it on ebay. Now it has bloomed and I can't make up my mind how much I like it.
This is what I was expecting
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Absolute Treasure')
The first few flowers to open were almost white.
A few very pale blue flowers were next to emerge
Finally I have a flower about to open that looks as blue as I was expecting.
A couple of garden shots...
Neon Blue, He Man, Thunderstick, Who's Your Daddy and Going My Way
Momentum, Toucan Tango, Ballet Performance and Absolute Treasure
Dancing on Air (Duane Meek 2004) bloomed for the first time ever in my garden. I purchased it less than 3 months ago from Yahl Irises and wasn't expecting it to flower this season. I seem to have a lot more purple on my falls than all of the other photos I've seen of it. I like the blending of the colours.
Ibiza (Kevin Nilsen 1995) is my favourite dark pink.
Rippling River (Schreiner 1995) has lots of ruffles. It's a bit darker and more ruffled than Mer Du Sud.
Another newbie for me this year is Strawberry Swirl (Chet Tompkins 1993). The falls took about 3 days to fall after they separated from the standards and on the first few flowers they didn't open completely.
It eventually produced a bloom that was good enough to add to the database.
The colour is gorgeous but I don't know if I will persist with it if the flowers don't open properly next year. I chose Strawberry Swirl over Avenue of Dreams which in hindsight would have been a better choice.
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