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Fw: [iris] HYB: Ranks of Blue

  • Subject: [PHOTO] [iris-photos] Fw: [iris] HYB: Ranks of Blue
  • From: "jgcrump" jgcrump@erols.com
  • Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 19:50:20 -0400

Should have sent this by iris-photos in the first place.  Please excuse.  --

----- Original Message -----
From: "jgcrump" <jgcrump@erols.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: [iris] HYB: Ranks of Blue

> Linda  --  I'm glad Ranks of Blue likes your soil.  It was bred in some of
> the worst soil you can imagine (black muck and rocks), so it's a tough
> Now that I have it in good soil, it's rhizomes are, literally, as big as
> fist.  It is from the same cross as HAUNTING, i.e., (Holy Night x Best
> x (Holy Night x Sweeter Than Wine), though it is not a sibling, so it has
> rebloom genes.  I generally have not been swift to hybridize my own
> seedlings (a mistake, but there you are), so I just this year have planted
> out seedlings from crosses of ROB with :
> a. 20P7:(Titan's Glory x G95W2:(Holy Night x Sweeter Than Wine))  --  This
> is a partial cross back, as you can see.  Maybe a little more rebloomer
> dosage.  20P7 has deep blue-violet stands and well-ruffled velvety
> near-black falls.
> b. 022C3:(985E1: (Torchlight Parade x Chinese Treasure) x Midnight
> Moonlight)  --  I've attached a photo of 985E1, which, along with its
> sibling, 985E8, is one of the most surprising results, in terms of color,
> that I've ever gotten from a cross.
> I also have just harvested seeds from crosses of ROB with:
> a. 962L:(93RR6:(Margarita x Momauguin) x Best Bet) --  again, going back
> the rebloom, and also for some excellent branching
> b. Brave New World  (just because I had the pollen and didn't want to
> it)
> So, this may give you some idea of what I'm trying to do with it.  --
> zone 7 in Virginia
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Linda Mann" <lmann@volfirst.net>
> To: "iris- talk" <iris@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 5:32 PM
> Subject: [iris] HYB: Ranks of Blue
> > Griff, your RANKS OF BLUE is growing like a healthy weed here.  Didn't
> > bloom this spring, but looks great.
> >
> > Have you bloomed any seedlings from it?
> > --
> > Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
> > East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.korrnet.org/etis>
> > American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
> > talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>
> > photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>
> > online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>
> >
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