Morea 'Zoe'

Mary Sue Ittner
Tue, 25 Feb 2003 08:03:57 PST
Dear All,

I too got this Moraea villosa cultivar from Bill last spring. It has 
special meaning for me as he named it after New Zealand artist, Zoe Carter, 
and I have a wonderful painting of hers. Jim Forrest would send her Moraeas 
in bud and she would paint them. Mine was in bloom a couple of days, but 
only sent up the one flower. Maybe next year it will do better when it is 
used to this hemisphere. I was still thrilled when it bloomed.

Bill Dijk has responded to this message on an image list. I copied his 
pictures and changed the size slightly of the big one and renamed them to 
our wiki suggestions and added them to the wiki. You can see them on…
Bill sounded too busy to ask him to do it and I hope he won't mind. The 
close-up is an awesome picture.

Here is what he says,
"Hi John,

Good to hear from you again,and I am pleased to read that you got a glimse 
and hopefully see the brilliant iridescent violet-lilac colouration of the 
peacock iris Moraea villosa "Zoe" tomorrow in the flesh.

This hybrid variety is just another of the many colour variations (I 
selected) that Moraea villosa can produce.

If you don't manage to have a look at it, here are a couple of pictures of 
M.villosa "Zoe" for you to have a look at.

I hope the rest of the bulbs will eventually settle down and acclimatise to 
produce more of the same.

If you want any more info on this variety, contact me personally.

Best wishes,

Bill D.

PS: flat out at the moment in the nursery trying to get all the mail-orders
away on time.

Tauranga, New Zealand :annual rainfall :1250 mm.
Sunshine hours, mean annual  :  2350 hours.
Temp.mean max.Summer : 25°C.   winter:///15°C/.
Temp.mean min. Summer :14.5°C. Winter: 5°C.
Wet mild Winters with occasional light frost.

Mary Sue
Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers

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