Earl of Essex, 21 April 2008, New Market, AL
Rebloom of Earl of Essex After Drought Zurbrigg 1980 TB 35" White violet stitching Plicata Parentage: (((Crinkled ivory x Autumn Sensation)x Grand Baroque)x(Sky Queen x Grand Baroque)) X Violet Classic
EARL OF ESSEX (Lloyd Zurbrigg, 1980) TB, 35", E & RE (rebloom reported in many states, BC, Ont, Holland, Switz, zones 4-10) Lightly ruffled and fluted white, heavily veined and stippled orchid violet on S. and with precise 1/3" orchid-violet border on F.; pale orange beard infused pale violet.
This is the fall rebloom of this iris.
Fall 2009 Blooming
Nov. 27,2009, 12" pot, one clump. In house.
In early November at the Amazing Iris Garden in Katikati, NZ