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Re: OGB- sdlg

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: OGB- sdlg
  • From: "donald" donald@eastland.net
  • Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 22:01:23 -0000

"Colleen Modra" <colleen@i...> wrote:

> Donald I like the colour and form on this one, is the bud count 

If it's judged against a TB, yes.  If it's confined to others of the 
type, no.  The aril quotient almost inevitably assures lower bud 
count than if it were from two TB parents.  It is too short on 
maiden bloom and the vigor of the plant long term is still 
questionable.  I'm finding those that once were referred to 
as 'quarterbreds' are unsettled in their growth behavior for varying 
lengths of time.  Some don't settle into normal and consistant 
growth patterns until the third season though most seem to have 
settled down by the second.  I'm not sure why this has been the 
case, but it's been a characteristic of those types that isn't 
shared by TB or the 'half-bred' seedlings.  I haven't managed any 
surviving 'three quarter bred' seedlings to know if might be the 
case with them.


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