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Re: Furioso & IB fertility

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Furioso & IB fertility
  • From: <willwarner@alltel.net>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 18:05:12 -0500

Paul, Is this one an IB? I saw something recently.  In the Tempo Two (Blyth) 
catalog, they list this:
"Most Intermediate iris are sterile.  A few will set seed or have fertile 
pollen.  To created new colours and patterns, make crosses between Tall 
Bearded iris varieties.  Use either type as pod or pollen parent."
I was curious of some thoughts on this.  Email me direct to 
willwarner@alltel.net, if you prefer, since this is kinda off topic for 
iris-photo's.  Unless you got a pic of an Intermediate that is fertile. I'm 
really intersted in Blthe's Shadows Cast and plan to order it from 
Mid-America.  Anybody have any info on it?   I'd really like to find out 
which IB's are fertile.  I've tried without luck to get IB HI to take.  It's 
SA and so vigorous for me, reblooms too, I've been trying to cross it to SDB 
What Again without luck. This year, I'm gonna try dobbing the pollen on What 
Again, instead of vice versa, which didn't take last year.  Any thoughts?  
Will Warner

> From: "J. Paul Hill" <lacedgables@yahoo.com>
> Date: 2004/04/18 Sun PM 05:22:08 CDT
> To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [iris-photos] Furioso
> I moved away to Washington DC then moved back four years later.  In the  
> garden plot that had been abandoned for those  four years, I found several 
> Iris blooming.  There was no fertilizer in that period and lots of weeds... 
> Now I'm back to this place and weeding and planting seedlings.  Interesting 
> to see this doing so well.  I had left it behind when I moved away because 
> it was never fertile for me.  Still, I love the color and of course I tried 
> some pollen on it again.  Several seedlings left behind are about to bloom 
> and those will be posted soon...some growing very well with lots of bloom 
> stalks....Paul Hill
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