Looking good, Tom.
I did check TB Honky Tonk Blues, btw. I
hadn't noticed pbf on it before. I'll have to pay closer attention and
mark these things in my iris db.
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3 where spring
is suddenly rearing its pretty head!
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 6:18 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: Iris purpureobractea
Here are four seedlings that have bloomed so far from crosses in both
directions between Iris purpureobractea and a seedling of mine "PBF/RM" [that is
from (Kupari x Rosemary's Dream) X (Kupari x suaveolens
All have some of the sweet scent but not as strong as
the pollen parent. All still have "old-fashioned" pallida-type form with falls
tucked under more than I'd like, but on the upside... most are showing improved
branching (relative to "PBF/RM" and/or pallida). The stalk on the far-right
illustrates that improvement and also shows the best bract color that I've seen
so far among theses seedlings.