Sunday, July 6, 2014
Tall Bearded Iris PISTACHIO
Melrose Gardens, Stockton, California. The Connoisseurs Catalog, 1978.
PISTACHIO (Ghio '74) Like the meat of the nut, this flower is a greenish amber, but there is a light blue flash on the falls quite unlike the nut.
Bulletin of the American Iris Society, July 1974, Number 214.
California Comments, Keith Keppel, You'll Wonder where the Yellow Went.
.......when you read this, for notes were made on very few. For some reason, this just didn't seem to be a year for spectacular yellows!
PISTACHIO (Ghio '74)-36: 2. On the single stalk we bloomed from a one year plant, the branching was just a bit on the high side. However, the yummy colored flowers of tannish-green-yellow made up for it. Nicely ruffled and well formed, although as the flower ages, the falls do seem to keep growing in length.
AIS Checklist 1979
PISTACHIO Joseph Ghio, Reg. 1973. Sdlg. 69-115K. TB 36" (91 cm) E-L Medium green self with slight yellow infusion; light green beard. Glenwood sib X ((Denver Mint x Oasis) x (Willow Wisp x Swami sib))., Bay View Gardens 1974. HM1975.
This iris is Green right?? NO!......... it is nothing like green its maybe chartreuse yellow, citron yellow, chalcedony yellow, or light viridine yellow but green??................ Nah. Anyway what is it with people that want an a green iris, why would anyone want a bearded iris to look like bok choy that’s been creatively abused. ...................... Enough said!
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