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Iris reticulata 'Pauline'

16th February 2006

This one came to me as 'Pauline', but I am pretty sure it is 'Harmony'. Accidents happen. As far as I can understand it, these are packed for sale by schoolboys with catapults who fire to bulbs the full length of the warehouse to be caught in labelled plastic bags by trained seals. It is a bit frustrating that you never know quite what you are going to get in a pre-pack (but it will always be Iris reticulata of some sort - those seals are discriminating), but I can't really complain. If I got the chance to give it a go, I would.

21st January 2007

I think this is the real 'Pauline'. Very elegant purple flowers with a darker shades on the fall, and a large white mark without yellow.

9th February 2011