So rich and fat structure,
overlapping falls, great harmony of colours, you've got really great seedlings
Talking of green, here is my first
it has maiden bloomed in May, then
Not strikingly beautiful, far from
the richness of Francelle's beauties, but early rebloom like this is
already a nice reward!
it has also one more flower (4)
than in May (3).
And the greenish yellow colour maybe
sth to keep and work with.
it's as if Charabia (light yellow
with a purple spot) had pushed Maui Moonlight (light yellow) towards a greener
shade of yellow.
Cayeux made the same kind of cross,
a bright yellow amoena (Yes) with a 'dirtier one'( Sea Monster) and got
Verdissant. (vert = green in French).
like Betty, could die (or kill...) for a repeat, cycle & everblooming
/ continuous / non-daylight dependant rebloomer!
zone 7 - Nederland
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05, 2008 1:46 AM
[iris-photos] HYB: Green tints in seedlings
When I first started pollen
daubing, I thought of trying to improve the green coloration in irises. I
quickly gave it up because I decided that it was too difficult, would take more
time than I have to accomplish, and I would be looking at too many uglies on
the way. This spring I was surprised by two seedlings from Polish
Princess X Cast of Characters with shades of green. It is not easy to see
in the picture of 77-36 B, but there is a definite olive green in and around
the tip of the beard and on the back of the standards. 77-36 A is a white
iris with chartreuse hafts and rim on the falls. Because these are not
crowding anything better they will get to bloom again next year, and I will pay
closer attention to it. Also they have several siblings that
haven’t bloomed yet.
Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ