Iris dichotoma - names - Candy Lilies

James Waddick
Fri, 14 Aug 2009 07:52:23 PDT
>Iris dichotoma started to bloom two days ago here.

Dear Jim McK and all,
	Just a reminder if you haven't been keeping 'track'.

	Some of us may recall when this plant was known as 
Paranthopsis dichotoma, a monotypic genus allied to Iris. Recent name 
changes include:

	Pardanthopsis dichotoma			Iris dichotoma	Vesper Iris
	Belamacanda chinensis			Iris domestica
	xPardancanda norrissii			Iris x norrissii 
	Candy Lily

	I have been talking to a number of people who grow Candy 
Lilies. When original introduced these fertile seedlings included a 
wide range of colors from purple to orange, red, yellow , white and 
bicolors some with spots. Forms included both the more typical 
iris-form and others more typical belamcanda-form with many 

	Todays' Candy Lilies seem to favor the belamcanda-form, 
mostly with spots and a very limited color range.

	The plants all seem to be naturally short lived. Does anyone 
still grow a wide range of colors and forms of these outstanding late 
summer iris?

	By the way mine started to bloom a week or two ago in a 
limited range of pale purples.

		Best	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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