This seedling has pretty colors. I like the burgandy falls.
Someone either on Iris-Photos or Iris
Talk, probably about a year ago, made a very wise comment that has stuck with
me. I wish his name had stuck with me
too, but names never do. If you
recognize the orginator of this, please post it for all of us. He said, “Your seedlings are not
competing against those of any other hybridizer. They are competing against their own
parents. Unless they are superior to
their parents, keep them to improve them if you like, but don’t even
think of introducing them.”
I try to use this rule in making my own
selections, and I recommend it. Study
your seedlings and study their parents.
If the seedling is not an improvement over the parents, the world
doesn’t need it.
Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ
Behalf Of mahlberg s
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2006 7:38
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: TB:
seedling (Oretta's Shadow x Romantic Evening) #2
Here's a second seedling to bloom from nine total seedlings.
Oretta's Shadow is a purple self. Romantic Evening is the nice purple standards
with dark, near black falls and red beards.
I can see a lot of Romantic Evening, minus the red beards.
Let me know what you folks think of this or the other seedling I posted photos
This one will need improvement on the plant structure, the branching and bud
count isn't anything exciting. The flower size itself is a bit smaller than the
last seedling I showed.
The standards on this flower appear bright purple in real life and the falls
are burgundy, as close as I can think of to describe the color. I know the
monitors differ, so I am trying to clarify for those who are looking at this
The plant is around 31.5 inches in height.
If you'd like any other photos or information about either of the seedlings,
please feel free to contact me.
thanks for looking,
steve m zone 4b northeastern minnesota
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