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  • Subject: TB: CRANBERRY SAUCE (Black 2002)
  • From: "Cordesview" <cordesview@m33access.com>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 09:47:10 -0500

This photo taken in June, 2006.
I had a nice stalk of this for our iris show, but the day before the show, it just FELL OVER!  I had a lot of that last year.  I called it "stalk rot." Anyone else have that problemo?
I assumed the excess of weeds caused the rot to take a number on the stalk, with a lack of sunlight and air circulation to keep things healthy down there. 
It was recommended to me that I use it further in breeding, so I did!  I put the stalk in a vase here in my house, and after every flower opened, I grabbed the pollen and went daubing.  I have seeds from 'Fancy Woman', 'Balderdash', and 'Prestige Item' using the pollen. 
Anyway, here's the parentage.  I really like this iris. Just wish it would grow a little more vigorous for me.


    (Paul Black, R. 2002), Sdlg. H55A. TB, 37" (94 cm), M
    "S. claret wine, fine black veining; style arms claret wine; F. claret to red claret texture-veined black, brownish red haft with soft white veins, violet flash extending downward from bright yellow beard; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. Sultry Mood X Tom Johnson. Mid-America 2002 "

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