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Jan 8, 2012 11:43 AM CST
|While looking at 'Caesar's Brother' in the DB I got to thinking it is a great example of a Siberian Iris interspecific cross. Blooms held well above foliage from I. sibirica with red spathe from I. sanguinea. |
Does CB branch like sibirica as well?
Jan 8, 2012 4:06 PM CST
|I wouldn't know. Most people with a chance to see other siberians in this area don't grow it. It has become so mixed with others over the years that it is not certain to be CB. |
Withall the other siberians, many a mix of the 2 species we grow different things. Currier Mc
ewan in Maine started N
E siberians & others have carried on.
Jan 8, 2012 7:13 PM CST
|It's believed Caesars Bro is so mixed up in commerce that no one knows if they have the right one or not, or even if one exists. |
But, yes. From pics of the original one it appears they do.
Jan 8, 2012 7:52 PM CST
| Love this stuff.|
Jan 8, 2012 7:55 PM CST
|Me too, LOL. |
There is an iris Caesar also. I've been trying to get as many of the old ones as I can, but I've yet to score that one.
Feb 9, 2012 4:44 PM CST
|I have a very, very old Siberian growing in my garden. It was here already for many years when my parents bought this house when I was around eight years old and now at 64 it is still here in exactly the same spots. So I know it is old. It is purple and I wouldn't be surprised if it is 'Caesar's Brother'|
Feb 9, 2012 6:03 PM CST
|Could very well be.|
Feb 9, 2012 6:11 PM CST
|Rita, is the sib. you're referring to one that shows up in many of your photos on the Iris page? |
You have several nice sibs there and loads of nice bearded.
Feb 9, 2012 7:06 PM CST
|Thanks. But none of those. Those are all new to my garden here for only afew years. These others I have had here forever.|
Feb 11, 2012 2:08 PM CST
|Is this the one Rita? http://cubits.org/irisforum/th...|
Around 10th post down from the top.
Feb 11, 2012 2:22 PM CST
|Yes, that is deffinatly it!|
Feb 11, 2012 2:29 PM CST
|A beauty. Is it that pale in real life? |
Feb 11, 2012 2:33 PM CST