Florentine Silk

kprp(6)May 21, 2009

Yesterday evening I was blown away by "Florentine Silk" a Keppel 2005 introduction.

I planted it new last year.

I had seen the first flower open earlier in the week, in the day time. I thought it was pretty but not much different in color from Poem of Ecstacy.

But last night--super Yowza! Was it the evening light that is softer? The blooms were lightly faded, and what's fascinating is that the falls seem to fade unevenly giving a look of depth to the bloom.

It was that uneven color of the falls but the fully developed frills (the first one open didn't have all of th frills) that made this spectacular.

Also, the falls have a slight ring of pink, very subtle.

It's short. Wonder if it gets taller? but anyway--wow! This is essential for those who like pastels and pink/blues.

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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Thank you for your endorsement. I love the way pastel pinks and lavs/blues compliment the bluey green foliage color.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 4:05PM
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eroctuse2(z5 SE Michigan)

I (normally) don't like pastels or pinks, but FS has been on my wishlist for some time. I'm sorry to hear it's short, but I'm glad to hear it's that impressive in person.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 7:31PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

I have been salivating over that iris for a while now. I'm glad to hear it is so beautiful.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 9:46PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

I ordered Florentine Silk this year to plant in July. Glad to hear that it is a stunner.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2009 at 11:16AM
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