Yes it's true that you can have a lot of fun with Zing Me, but the children themselves have so far proved to be a 'dead end'. It's similar to the problem you get when you cross a PCI to a Siberian (Cal-Sib), the progeny are beautiful - but not fertile. It may take a chance mutation for some fertile offspring to result.
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 11:14 AM
Subject: ZING ME and spot pattern
with TBs, Zing Me has given many children with
Flavours, from (Zing Me X Knight Templar),
Ingenious, from (Zing Me X
Lyrique, from (Zing Me X
Zingerado, from ( Zing Me x
Zinglet, from Zing Me X
In order to get the spot you want on TBs,
these children could be crossed with TBs that have a wide rim like
Mastery, and its children
Final Episode, Indulgence or Ruling
Glitterati, and it's child
Magharee, and it's children
Exclusivity, Opal Brown,
or the older Pagan
And these are only the Australian ones from
To give you some hope:
I have 7 seedlings, out of 23 seeds, from a 2006
cross( Zing Me X Cruise to Autumn).
And from the 2007 crosses, i have 43 seeds from
(Zing Me x Romantic Evening).
But i am mostly interested with crosses that will
give me IB size irises, so next year i won't cross it with TBs.
So, THIS is for you to do!
Crossed with SDBs in 2006 i got
11 seedlings out of 26 seeds from (Zing Me x
6 seedlings out of 55 seeds from (Zing Me x
and in 2007:
18 seeds from (Zing Me x "Klojo"=(Gypsy Boy x
5 seeds from (Zing Me x Double Life),
and 47seeds from (Zing Me x Pinch me).
You see, it's endless!