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Re: AB: a seedling



I look forward to seeing your seedlings photos every year so please continue to share.


--- In iris-photos@yahoogroups.com, "Donald Eaves" <donald@...> wrote:
> I wasn't going to bore everyone posting seedlings this year. I'm being
> overrun with new ones. But this one seems interesting enough to post. It's
> derived from some of my experimental crosses that have very little to do
> with bloom. The cross is ((Friendship x (Rosemohr x Esther, the Queen)) X
> Energizer or Babylonian Fires. My notes say 'probably Bab Fires', but I'd
> say that was backwards. The pod parent blooms looked like a TB from the
> forties - and not a good one, at that. Still my evaluation of the
> seedlings, which I treat as a group, was that they were OGB- types due the
> growth habits appearance and some little lines around the beards that I see
> often with 1st generation TB x AB blooms. The way they set seeds, or rather
> didn't and the resulting poor germination supported that evaluation. I
> think the appearance of this bloom and of a cousin or half sibling also
> supports it. This nor the other are my best seedling blooms, but they are a
> staggering improvement over the pod parents. If one could gain this much
> ground in just a few of the seedling crop, you'd have something great.
> Maybe other parents are just too good for that possibility. I hope the
> sound growth habits are retained in these. I see my first pod forming on
> the cousin or half-sibling. And despite the wind, they've held up well.
> This is the third day for the bottom bloom and second for the top, so
> they've had lots of hours being battered.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@...
> Texas Zone 7b, USA

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