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another AB seedling

  • Subject: [PHOTO] [iris-photos] another AB seedling
  • From: "Donald Eaves" donald@eastland.net
  • Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 19:14:38 -0500

This one is ZERZURA X DESERT MOONLIGHT.  Exactly what I expected and also 
what I hoped for.  This is a dull cross for me.  Not as much fun as the TB X 
AB or wilder crosses.  However, for once I was after something specific.  Of 
all those in this color pattern, DM is my favorite.  It just has been a 
better, more consistant performer without any snaking and really good 
substance.  Though I get things via its pollen, it won't set seeds for me. 
So I was hoping for a plant with some of the DM characteristics that would 
set a pod.  This one will work just fine if it will.  It bloomed today in 
wind blowing from 25-35mph.  It's still standing and so are the standards. 
No sign of the weak standards or occasional (not often) snaking of Z.   DM 
traits.  There are a dozen or so siblings that probably won't bloom this 
year.  So maybe enough will have what I want and also be readily pod 

Donald Eaves
Texas Zone 7b, USA 

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