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Re: Onco Photo: Scarlet Butterfly

  • Subject: Re: Onco Photo: Scarlet Butterfly
  • From: smciris@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 12:33:58 EST

In a message dated 3/7/2008 12:00:18 AM Mountain Standard Time, IrisLady@comcast.net writes:

This is SCARLET BUTTERFLY...................A historic iris.  I thought it was a historic TB for years, but it's registered as an Onco. Parentage: Butterfly Wings x Rocket.  Butterfly Wings is a Tall Miniature Bearded.
It grows to 36 inches tall. Blooms early. Lloyd Austin, 1960 intro.
Thanks for posting this picture, it brings back a lot of memories....
When SCARLET BUTTERFLY was registered, "Onco" was the term used for anything with enough onco heritage to qualify.   Austin registered it that way because it came from the BUTTERFLY WINGS with onco breeding.   Under today's rules, however, it no longer qualifies as an arilbred because it was disenrolled for falling below the quantum limit.
Sharon McAllister

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