Hi everyone and thanks very much for your comments. . . I wasn't sure how it would be seen by others, since this is a first bloom. I've been told so many times now that it's nearly impossible to market a new pink iris that I'm a bit nervous about setting my creation out there amongst the other pretty confections that already exist, but there you go; mine might please someone just as well as any others. It will be lined out this year (increase is fine) after it goes dormant. Not sure if it's the cooler weather, but the flowers seem to last longer than many others in my garden, older cultivars and recent creations both. Oh, well; time will tell, right? Thanks again!