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After 34 years of selling iris, this will be the first year I will not have a paper catalog. The 2021 orange catalog was the last. I will only be selling from this website and only Superstition introductions. This move was necessitated by a number of factors including age, lack of help and health. Last summer I experienced heat exhaustion a number of times while digging iris for orders, so time to slow down

My breeding program is progressing nicely with new colors presenting themselves out of the splash pattern of Splashacata and Celestial Explosion. I’m trying to get this pattern down into the Border, Intermediate and Standard dwarf classes. The arilbred breeding is also coming along nicely with ever larger signals coming on the one quarter arilbreds. Now to get more veining along with the larger signals in this class. Large signals coupled with veining on the one half arilbreds is also a major goal. I’m also tinkering with three quarter arilbreds. This breeding is more difficult as you get less seeds per cross and the germination is very low. However I do have a number of seedlings to look at this spring from crosses made the last few years. Since the pandemic is still with us lets hope we can get it behind us in 2022 and start enjoying a better life.

Here’s hoping everyone has a wonderful iris bloom season this year.

Sincerely,

Rick Tasco

A classic view of Superstition Iris Gardens

Rick busy hybridizing iris