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Lc. Canhamiana

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    Lc. Canhamiana (C. mossiae x L. purpurata) is an old-timer made by Veitch in 1885. Between 1988-2002, this cross received 15 AOS awards, 13 of which for flower quality. Wildcatt lists 135 crosses with this beautiful hybrid as a parent. In recent years, the blue variety has been very popular.

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    It is lovely, it reminds me of bearded iris.
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    Beautiful ! you have stunning plants .. Gin

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    It's gorgeous, I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin View Post
    Beautiful ! you have stunning plants .. Gin
    thanks. This one was costly when it was purchased.

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    Ron, that is something! Beautiful. I can see why it has won so many awards! Yours is very well bloomed!

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    Fantastic colours! I would love one! Drools, Judi

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    Stunning, Ron!

    What varieties of each species were used? Clear not run of the mill ones...

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    Stunning, Ron!

    What varieties of each species were used? Clear not run of the mill ones...

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    I don't know but I would guess L. putpurata var. striata, which would give the striation in the petals and C. mossiae var coerulea, giving the more blueish tone.

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    very nice! I've never seen a striped canhamiana before.

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