I had a couple requests in January for my Fertile
Intermediate list which I had sent out in January of 2004. It's updated now and
ready to send out again. I can send as an attachment -- it's an RTF file so it
should open for everyone. It isn't overly large, about the size of a medium
sized picture (200k or so). If you choose to have it put on the end of an email
it will probably lose all its bolds and italics (whatever you call that).
When I wrote Keith Keppel for his catalog, I asked
if any of his or Barry's new IBs were fertile. Here's his reply (with a couple
more I put on the list):
"Barb -- I rarely use intermediates in breeding, so
not sure on some. I do know that SOFT WORD has given some seedlings. Philip made
a few crosses with Barry's newer IBs and got seed (not a lot) on DELOVELY and
has a few seedlings just germinating. That is another thing...even tho you get
seed doesn't always guarantee you'll get seedlings.
The most fertile IBs would be those that are
already 48 chromosomes....like the IBs that JIM and Vicki Craig put
Good luck! -- Keith "
They aren't on the Iris Register yet so I'll copy
them from Keith's new catalog:
(Keppel ?08) IB 27" ML Ruffled pastel glaciata. Light
lemon w/soft apricot and peach tones, especially on the shoulders. Beards
tangerine orange, white at end. Sdlg. 00-31A: Delirium X (Fancy Woman x Answered
Prayers). FERTILE; has given some seedlings (Keith 2/08). Keppel $20.00; 3
(B.Blyth ?07) IB 20" EM Blue violet, falls w/blackish ruby spot
on upper half. Beards violet, tipped bronze. Sdlg. #: (Romancer sdlg. x Sofia) X
(It?s a Giggle x Being Busy) x (pumila Suslik x Sunmaster)). POD FERTILE.
Does anyone know if Vicki Craig has a catalog this year? She
didn't have an ad in the January bulletin that I could see.