Think Spring. Mid America Garden's Thomas Johnson is posting their 2014 intros on Facebook. Here's part one. Comments will be added later.
|'Mesa Sunset' SDB (Black '14)|
Thomas Johnson says, "There are lots of new intros at Mid-America again for 2014 in every category of Bearded Iris. Some I have posted before under seedling number but now they have names. The first one is a SDB of Paul Blacks called MESA SUNSET."
This is a pattern that I would call "galactic." I'm sure that plicata is the base idea, but I have seen peppered and sanded use for similar. I see the big bang or a galaxy of stars. Few flowers if any approach the the variety of colors and patterns that come together in the iris. It's relatively short season makes the experience encountering the bloom even more special.
|'Segue' SDB (Black '14)|
I'm a sucker for the blush.
|'First Lady of Spring' IB (Black '14)|
Kyle loves white!
|'Stop and Stare' SDB (T. Johnson 2014)|
Love the combo: Early bloom, eye-catching bloom. Sharp.
|'Clouds Go By' TB (Black 2014)|
This bloom is attractive in form and the blue edge is a detail that makes closer inspection worthwhile.
|'Galaxy Quest' SDB (Johnson 2014)|
|'Having A Party' TB (Johnson 2014)|
This is one of a group that Thomas has introduced that has a carnival look. Maybe I need a "Circus" bed.
|'Three Part Harmony' TB (Black 2014)|
Here's where a growers description really helps.
I would like a bloom size for each and a field in the Iris Wiki.