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  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: CHUBBY CHEEKS AND SIBLINGS
  • From: "Patricia Brooks" <patriciabrooks@coupeville.net>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 11:17:02 -0800

What a wonderful series, Paul.  I hope to have a little family to show for my efforts someday.

Patricia Brooks

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: PAUL BLACK <midamerg@earthlink.net>
Reply-To: iris-photos@egroups.com
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 18:59:54 -0800

>Here is a miserable picture of Chubby Cheeks and several of the
>siblings.  It is pretty sad that I don't have a decent picture of
>probably my most important iris.  Chubby Cheeks has a grayish band with
>the plicata marks inside.  It is pretty easy to see the effect that
>varying amounts of anthocyanin have in conjunction with the yellow
>banding of Soft Air.  The banding is also present in the standards.
>Even at this early stage, you can begin to see the emergence of the blue
>with pink banding that you are talking about. These bloomed in 1982.
>This will soon be a reality with several people working on it.  I think
>Mike Sutton has one in the works that I saw a slide of at one of
>George's presentations.  In my work, the color is there, but not with
>form that makes it introduceable.  I think this pattern is emerging from
>several different lines as is often the case.  Before he died, Monty
>Byers had a stunning SDB with white ground and clear yellow band and
>very blue plicata marks inside it.  It was from Chubby.  I don't know
>what happened to it.  It had the form of Chubby Cheeks  with this
>incredible coloring.  I may have a slide of it, but locating it is
>another matter.  I hope that all this helps explain where some of this
>patterning is coming from.

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