Neither of these made pollen this year. But crossing the derivatives of
those plants obtained via an unbalanced chromosome parent is something I want to
do. Just haven't managed to grow enough plants to have much of an
TG has never rebloomed for me, but it has given repeat bloom
on several occasions. I had big, fat pods one year and then several more fans
put up bloom stalks and bloomed. My conditions don't lend themselves to rebloom,
so it may have rebloomed elsewhere.
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"J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@...> wrote:
> A very pretty
flower, Donald. Might you want to cross it with the red near-amoena ((TENNESSEE
GENTLEMAN x SCOTCH GOLD) x ENERGIZER) that you just posted. Two doses of TG,
then. Does TG rebloom in your area? I don't see any RE in its background, but
keep thinking I heard a report of rebloom somewhere. -- Griff
From: Donald Eaves
> Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 9:14 PM
> Subject: [iris-photos] AB: sdlg half sibling
The cross here is (TENNESSEE GENTLEMAN x SCOTCH GOLD) x (LIGHTS OF ARABIA x
> DESERT EMBROIDERY). A bit stronger on the aril characteristics. Quite a
> bit to work with here if it can pass it along to another generation.
> strong substance, very wide falls. Falls a bit too horizontal.
Also set a
> very full pod. They're planted but so far nothing is up.
> display a characteristic I'd like to maintain. They
developed the bloom
> stalks at a much slower rate than most TBs. Those
stalks were very strong.
> It also puts the bloom time toward the end of
the AB bloom meaning there
> will often be less risk of being caught by a
late freeze. But the truth is
> I don't really know what may come of
using the unbalanced chromosome set
> parents. So I'd like to get to
another generation using these.
> Donald Eaves
Texas Zone 7b, USA