Those seedlings sure look strong, so I'll cross
everything that you get the results you're hoping for. I'll have to go
take a closer look at Honky Tonk Blues, as I don't recall pbf.
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2011 6:25 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: American Sweetheart
The outdoor seeds are starting to germinate and I thought I'd post this batch
that I'm especially excited to see.
'American Sweetheart' hasn't been the
easiest of pod-setters for me just like Donald Eaves had warned, but I managed
to convince it last year by using pollen from an aphylla hybrid seedling. And
even better... that seedling was the one I'd posted last May because it had
nicely pigmented stems.
I'm hoping that at least one of these newly germinating babies will combine the
strongly purple based foliage (of both 'Honky Tonk Blues' and 'American
Sweetheart') with the purplish-black stems of that aphylla 'Balascuta'