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
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 for $50.00.
(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. Keppel 2008.
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.