Have you tried splitting the anthers? Assuming they aren't black and narly!
<<Betty - even in this phenomenal year, IMM has no pollen here.>>
That is the only way I was able to obtain pollen.
From: Linda Mann <email@example.com>
To: iris-photos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sat, Apr 30, 2011 8:51 am
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: fall rebloom genetics
IMM sometimes blooms & finishes before my main season, which is skewed
towards later bloom (M & ML), but this year still has some unopened buds
as DUSKY C buds are showing color.
Some years it does bloom with the earliest things ('winter' cycle,
Jesse's Song), but usually more EM - M.
All the TBs seem to be open at once this year.
Betty - even in this phenomenal year, IMM has no pollen here. I think
it must have bud set early, then damaged by cold. It does have pollen
in the fall, but never have had any luck freezing it and trying to use
<Linda has also noted this at times.>