Re: TB: Unknown burgundy
- Subject: [iris-photos] Re: TB: Unknown burgundy
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 20:36:55 -0000
I'm not sure how to tell if an iris is a diploid or tetraploid, so
can't answer your query. What are the defining characteristics there?
You're right about the haft marks. They are so faint as to be almost
non-existant. They are confined to the area right around the beard,
very close in, have a yellow cast to them, and don't stand out at all.
I don't believe it is PBF, but it is hard to say for sure. I think I
would remember if it was. There is no fan on it right now as I got no
increase before it bloomed, then it was dug up and potted a few weeks
ago, along with all the rest of my irises, and is basically the rhiz w/
a stem and one leaf on it. I'm really hoping that old rhiz will put
out some kind of increase before winter or I may have seen it's one and
I'll look around for 'Technicolor' and 'Tomeco' and their relatives to
see how they compare. Thanks for your input!
--- In iris-photos@y..., neilm@c... wrote:
> Mike, I have no idea what it might be, but I note some
> characteristics--one is the paper-sheath below the bud. This
> couldn't be a diploid could it? Not many tets have paper sheaths,
> although it did occur--Snow Flurry for example has them.
> Also the lack--or near lack--of conspicuous haft marks. That also is
> unusual in early reds and burgandy colors. One of the first to have
> really clean color was TECHNICOLOR and from it, TOMECO. This
> burgandy may have kinship with TECHNICOLOR. The quality was so
> unusual that Schreiners went on to build from this line of breeding
> with VITAFIRE and through its offspring POST TIME, almost all more
> recent reds.
> Many reds and burgandies have purple or reddish leaf bases. Is this
> one colored or plain?
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