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  • Subject: [PHOTO] [iris-photos] SATAN'S MISTRESS
  • From: "Donald Eaves" donald@eastland.net
  • Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 19:00:42 -0500

TB, but genetically could be an RB-, Seligman, 1982.  The Checklist says 
this is introduced by Spellman, but I think that's not correct.  This has 
extraordinary color quality.  It's early in the season, non-fading and the 
photo simply doesn't do it justice but it's still the best one I've ever 
managed to get.  I've used it for the pollen parent with TBs and the color 
qualities transmit to a high degree.  I haven't worked further with those 
because they are TBs and most of my daubing involves ABs.  It set seeds 
using AB pollen last year but they didn't germinate.  I've never gotten 
seeds before, even with TBs, though I've tried often enough.  Bob Van Liere 
has posted some seedlings that listed this as a parent on this list.  A 
really nice yellow one that fascinated me.  I got a nice, suicidal yellow 
using VANITY as the pod parent, but that's been the only yellow.  A lot of 
the seedlings are still around because they have such remarkable color. 
Even if they don't measure up otherwise, they are great to see with their 
color.  I'm enjoying a passel of them now.  I really do have to scrunch my 
eyes up tight and toss them.

Donald Eaves
Texas Zone 7b, USA 

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