from stalk to dying blm-6 pics

iris_gal(z9 CA)March 3, 2010

I have never had an iris bloom this early! I've been dying to post it. So exciting as it's her first bloom ever. I knew in advance she was a "fader". Most cameras (including my Canon point & shoot) don't capture the tru orchid color. I switched to my old Olympus to get it.

We've never had these continual mild storms - more like PNW weather. Our plants are loving it. Due to low 60's daytime temps the bloom lasted 5 days. In warm sunny weather the usual time for one blossom is 3 days

Ruffled Goddess stalk in January

On Feb. 23rd - vibrant cattleya orchid color; last fall spread out at 11pm.

On 2nd day (still overcast)

On 3rd day (sun came out, lav beginning to show)

On 4th day color is more pinky-lav. (overcast)

On 5th & last day (overcast)

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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

What a beauty. That's the color I'm after. I goes so beautifully with almost every other color.

It must be related to Persian Berry, no? I am anxiously awaiting the first blooms of my Persian Berry. I'll try to get some decent photos of it and post them here. I can't believe how early your Ruffled Goddess bloomed!

Renee

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 2:12PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Renee ~ we need to trade! I've got a promise for you on a piece of the viol-lav from my friend that you saw a month ago. It has less fade and opens 2 closely spaced blooms together. Where this one's terminal bud stands alone in glory for 2 days. Pros and cons to both but I think my friend's is showier. I'll be happy to share both.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2010 at 3:20AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Hey irisgal- my email address is on my page- just click on my name. I have two irises on your wish list, I think.
Renee

    Bookmark   March 4, 2010 at 10:16PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Sent mail yesterday (Thurs) ~ did it work?

    Bookmark   March 6, 2010 at 5:34AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

I got it.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2010 at 8:22PM
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