From: Sterling Okase
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] more 1501 seedlings
Here it is. It's SDB in height. The form is not very
good but color, growth and bud count is good.
Parentage is (Westar x Scorpio) X Chanted. I was
hoping for an nice SDB with dark blue horns but none
of the seedlings were even close. Below it is the
parent, Westar X Scorpio.
Sterling: Very nice! What a nice flower M9405-2-01 is. (The light blue with the darker beards) What is that ? Is it a median? Tell me more about what its like as a plant. Where would the horns be expected from...I have all my books still packed up in boxes or I'd look it up. ( I just moved ) I've tried to get the horns onto SDB's for years and find it quite difficult. There are a few horned SDB's out there....I have a spooned median (Triffid x Chanted) that is fertile sometimes and I have tried to get spaceage flowers out of it, but all I get are mutations....very tricky for me. I wonder if you have any sibs to this darker flower and if a sib cross or perhaps a back cross to the parent could do something for you...With the horn/spaceage flowers it's kind of a crap shoot when you start getting into this territory. Is the darker seedling fertile? That's the first thing I try to figure out...I'll
enclose a photo of mine. I have some seed from it that I hope to germinate....Paul