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[mailto:email@example.com] Sent:Wednesday, March 30, 2005 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: [iris-photos] HYB:
TB: Pink Seedlings
Thank you for the explanation, Sharon.I’m at
an age where I should know a lot of things that I don’t, but I’m
still learning.Unfortunately, I see no
good characteristics in that blue
Francelle Most pinks show that color
because they have the inhibitor that blocks expression of the red-violet to
blue-violet pigments. It
takes only one dose. So when two pinks are crossed, the inhibitor may or
may not be passed along to a given seedling. If your two-tone blue were
otherwise outstanding -- think substance, form, bud count, growth habits, etc.
-- it could be a valuable parent in your quest for pinks. All it would
take is pairing it with a good pink that does carry the inhibitor.