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Re: HYB: sdlng blue spot

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: sdlng blue spot
  • From: "Margie Valenzuela" <IrisLady@comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 20:34:51 -0700

I'm fascinated with your seedling. I like that fog-like blue "spot".  It almost looks as if there is some arilbred breeding behind it - there may not be - it just looks as if there is.   I don't recall ever reading that you also grow arilbreds - do you? 
You know Linda - - it couldn't hurt crossing your seedling with a dark blue Plicata.  I think if it had more purple tones in it, than Blue - - it would defeat your purpose.  So - I'd try to get as close to a true dk. blue plicata as I could.  Blue Staccatto comes to mind (Gibson 76, a nice 40" tall, and a good grower (at least in this neck of the states). Blooms EM.)   I'd then take some of the most promising sibs and self them, and/or sibling cross them.  You'll never know till you try it.
Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.
Zone 8/9
----- Original Message -----
From: Linda Mann
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2004 10:48 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: sdlng blue spot

Well, let's try that again - apologies to everybody for that last stray
message sans photo....

Re: discussion on iris-talk about blue ground plicatas.  This seedling
has a subtle but distinct fog blue 'spot' on the falls when it first

Has anybody noticed this kind of fall spot on other TBs?

The ancestry of this thing is unknown (combination of bee pods, lost
plant labels, and lack of maps, before I got more serious about
crosses).  It might be from one of my intentional pallida crosses
(pallida X MULBERRY ROSE,  pallida X mixed pollen, including CARIBBEAN
DREAM or from a bee pod on something else, possibly SURRENDER (Tompkins
1951) or an unknown older white with heavy yellow shoulder veins.

Maybe I should try crossing it with a dark blue plicata.....
Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
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