--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, christian foster
I guess I should ask another question while I'm at it. Remember, I'm
new, does this count as good, bad or somewhere in between as far as
> Okay, all you advanced iris breeders,
> This seedling has created a conundrum. 05-133-06: Beau Zam X
Dresden Dancer. The cross was based on fall form. It
doesn't appear that I got the fall form I was looking for.
> I was not pleased with a plain white bloom with yellow beard.
A nearly identical sibling has already been discarded; that one
had no substance, no height, and none of the "pin tucks" around the
edges that this one has. I was hoping for more interest in the
beard... at least.
> But, this one caught my attention before there was a stalk because
the foliage is very wide, wide enough to stand out in my shoulder to
shoulder seedling beds. Wide enough I took a
picture of it and labeled the picture "BEEG foliage".
I also noted the PBF, but that's just a notation.
> When she bloomed, . o O (she's a bit of a tomboy, but "cleans up
nice"), she stood head and shoulders taller than anyone else in the
seedling bed, and she stayed erect even through a windstorm that had
Total Recall laying down. That, of course, draws attention to
> So here are a few shots of the stalk. Two stalks, three year
clump. One stalk has a pod held high at terminal, the other I
broke off for the clean shot. The terminal and lowest
branch were double socketed.
> Something new I'm trying is measuring the "calibre" of the stalk at
the base at the natual break off point, this one is 24/30ths of an
inch, (I guess that's really 4/5ths.) Total Recall and Jesse's Song
both measured the same 20/30ths or 2/3rds inch.
> So the question is... would you save any seedling "just" for the
sake of the stalk/ branching?