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Re: REB: 06-48ARE Debrenee X Immortality
  • Subject: Re: REB: 06-48ARE Debrenee X Immortality
  • From: irischapman@aim.com
  • Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 11:09:49 -0500


It is a bit too early to judge branching and bud count. It is very usuall for a fall blooming cultivar to have far better branching and bud count with fall bloom. the later it is , the more buds. I suspect that cold weather has something to do with it. As flower stalk develops more slowly  the bud count is increased.

Also maiden bloom in fall means just that, Mainden bloom in fall. To tell if it is a rebloomer, you will need to evaluate it over  next few years to see if it blooms in spring and again in late summer or fall.  There are a fair mumber of plants that maiden bloom in fall, but  never again. Been there, done that.

As Debrenee isn't a rebloomer, my guess is that this seedling will not likely be a rebloomer. Although  Debrenee has a reblooming parent, it would seem to be a Fall Cyclic rebloomer. so genetics don't seem to match up with Immortality's genetics.  Cyclic  rebloom genes  acts like a dominant, so Debreenee is not a carrier of those genes, ele it would be a cyclic rebloomer. Immortality is a summer , or direct rebloomer, so different sets of genes.

But, time will tell. Worth keeping for further  evaluation.

Chuck Chapman

-----Original Message-----
From: MryL1@msn.com
To: iris-photos <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Dec 15, 2009 12:21 am
Subject: [iris-photos] REB: 06-48ARE Debrenee X Immortality

If you're going to force me to guess, I'd say from the Maryotts.
They introduced some very nice things.  I've had some other good stalks
from Immortality, but not this kind of bud count.  Debrenee grew pretty
well here, until it got overrun by Silk Romance.  Hardly anything from warmer
zones shows the buds and branches it's capable of when I grow it here. Of
course, anything that doesn't rebloom or produce rebloom is only here
temporarily, for virtues it might contribute.
I was only able to plant 4 from this cross.  One of the others had a spent
primary fan in spring of 08, then was underwater for about 3 weeks, altogether,
during that spring/summer.  This one was, too, but shook it off and tried to put
up a stalk. That's the kind of toughness/resilience I want to go forward with. 
I have a hard time warming up to the color.  It looks less blue, more lavender
than it appears on Iris-Photos. 
Mary Lou, near Indianapolis, Z5

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