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Re: HYB: garbage?

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: garbage?
  • From: "Margie Valenzuela"
  • Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 11:43:38 -0700


I ALWAYS give my irises 2 bloom seasons. The form almost always gets better, 
a slight color change will sometimes occur, appendages will sometimes occur, 
and usually by the 2nd bloom season - you'll see if it's branch and 

Example................ 2 springs ago - - I had the ugliest white 
seedling - - it looked much like yours.................. form couldn't be 
worse, maybe 4 buds, hardly any type of branching if you could call it 
that - a real dog, and it was only a white.  But, I didn't discard it.  This 
past spring it turned into a swan. One I'll be using as a parent now.  This 
white iris flower has excellent waxy substance, a form full and graceful - 
though not heavily ruffled, with wide halfs, nice branching, good 
grower/increaser, and 14 buds!!! Not what I expected.

I didn't even take picture of it during maiden bloom it was so ugly. Get 
this - - I even cut it out of photographs where it happened to appear. (big 
grin) I was all ready to throw it out before it bloomed for it's second 

Now I can't wait for it to bloom this spring.

Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.
Zone 8/9

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Linda Mann" <>
To: "iris photos" <>
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 10:42 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: garbage?

> When I saw this mess, I immediately ripped it out of the ground and
> tossed it.
> Some of you have said never judge a seedling on its maiden bloom.
> Should I have given this awful thing a second bloom season?
> --
> Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
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> American Iris Society web site <>
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