I'VE SEEN A LARGE NUMBER OF THEM BUT NONE THAT WOULD FALL INTO THIS COLOR RANGE. Shirley Meneice ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lee Poulsen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "PBS Society" <email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 9:50 AM Subject: [pbs] Cyan colored Iris? > As a few of you know, I've been accumulating a (very small) list of > those plants (not just geophytes) that have flowers whose color falls > in the cyan range of the spectrum. Other names for colors in this range > are teal, aqua, aquamarine, blue-green, turquoise. It is a very > striking color to see in a flower and the South Africans have two bulbs > that appear on this list: Lachenalia viridiflora and Ixia viridiflora. > A couple of other plants whose flowers are this color and look almost > unreal are the Chilean bromeliad Puya alpestris and the tropical vine > Strongylodon macrobotrys. > > I was slowly thumbing through that new Iris book I mentioned a little > while ago, and in the chapter on Pacific Coast Hybrids, in the > description for the species Iris munzii, it described their typical > color range and then said: "..., but in cultivation they can be > turquoise to deep sky blue." These two colors are often what some > people will use when trying to describe the color cyan. So my > cyan-flower alert went off, and I decided to ask this knowledgeable > group if they have seen these flowers and if what the author is > describing here might be a cyan colored Iris? Does anyone have photos > of it or know where there might be photos of this on the web? Is it > cyan enough to include in the cyan-colored-flower list? > > Thanks, > --Lee Poulsen > Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a > > _______________________________________________ > pbs mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php > > -- ---------------------------------------- I am using the free version of SPAMfighter for private users. It has removed 566 spam emails to date. Paying users do not have this message in their emails. Try http://www.spamfighter.com/pro/ for free now!