I crossed CORDOBA by my repeat bloomer SUMMER RADIANCE. SR is LEMON
REFLECTION X HINDENBURG. It's a bright yellow that will not be
ignored. It's given some very good seedlings when crossed onto RADIANT
BLISS & VISITING ROYALTY. I also crossed SR onto PURE AS
GOLD (stalk rotted and only 6 seed matured and only one
sprouted) and SUNBLAZE. May have bloom from all three this
spring. Hope so anyway.
I would love to have a rhizome of
the red seedling or even the one that looks similar to CORDOBA. As Griff
said, the gene combination is good. Hope you post more of the seedlings
be interested in seeing what your CORDOBA seedlings look like too.
What did you cross it with?
Wilkerson/Bridge In Time/KY/Zone 6
"Only those who dare to dream can make a
dream come true."
Sent: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:05
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: Wearing Rubies Seedling 2 -
CORDOBA grows well for me here too!
That was one of the reasons I crossed it with WEARING RUBIES. It is
interesting to hear that both of these irises can rebloom, because neither
have rebloomed for me (but then I don't "baby" my irises by giving them extra
water or fertilizers. Also, our summers are way too hot and so the irises will
usually go dormant during our summers.)
I'd be interested in seeing what your CORDOBA
seedlings look like too. What did you cross it with?
I guess I will really pay more
attention to the WEARING RUBIES "look-alike", and see how it compares in
performance, bud count, etc to the real "WEARING RUBIES".
One thing is certain - - it grows taller.
~ Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.
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Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 4:34
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: Wearing
Rubies Seedling 2
I know what you mean about introducing "look
alikes." There seem to be so many children of famous irises that
appear to be no different or no better than the original. Some look
much worse, to my eye.
I do think there is a market for
such an iris that grows better or has increased bud count etc., but the
hybridizer would need to make a big deal of the added value (advertise it)
for people to know the difference.
This seedling would be of
particular interest to me, but no more so than the first one you showed
which looks a great deal like Cordoba. Cordoba grows really well for
me where as Wearing Rubies is living in a pot right now because the
first one died in one of the beds. In addition, both can rebloom
in warm climates.
I would love to have a "look alike" of either
one of these irises should it rebloom in my climate. I'd even take one
in a cycle rebloomer!
I'll have seedlings bloom from Cordoba
this spring. Healthy looking the last time I was out to the
I like seeing what Wearing Rubies does when crossed to
I'll watch it this second year to see if it possibly might perform
better than the 'real' Wearing Rubies. :-) But even if it does - -
who would care?? I almost through it out last spring for that reason