Even if they are not real tetraploids, as long as
they cross with the others, i couldn't be bothered!
and as i was telling you off line, because they
cross so well,l i keep forgetting they are not real tetras!, my
i was quite surprised, even if 'Bordeaux Pearl' is
not a real tetra, that'Tyke' was compatible with it.
'Tyke' comes from Astrachanica Kalmikij, like
'Persona', maybe that's why i managed to get a ( 'Earl of Essex' X
'Persona' ) cross myself!
i will try to use 'Astra Girl' as well this year,
just to check if it is also compatible.
As for your two babies, it is so unfair it is
always the prettiest that has the poorest performances!
But strength has to be given priority hasn't it?
at least this is what i'm trying to do.
Too bad for the prettier ones, if they don't match the stronger ones.
Thanks for the pictures!
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Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 9:22
Subject: [iris-photos] Spell
Here are 2 sibs from Pert Princess X Spell. AH69T1
has 2 stalks on the 2nd year plant. AH69T2 has 7-8 stalks and more increase.
T1 is the best looking flower but doesn't produce like T2. Pert Princess is
from mixed chromosomes, The cross it came from is My Fantasy (a 48c
Tetraploid) X Smitten a SDB which probably has 40 chromosomes. 12-8-12-8.
These mixed 'C' crosses are proving to be fertile to a degree. However,
without a lab test proving otherwise I doubt they are tetraploids.