Donald -- Blackbeard is a Border
Bearded from a couple of generations of rather tall TBs, blues and
pruples. Betty Dunn, the pollen parent, mind you, is a fairly small tall,
at 33", from blonds, pinks and peaches, and has Champagne Elegance in it.
I haven't found any medians in the first couple of generations back of either.
Yep, it is fun!
Carefree Days, as you are undoubtedly aware, is of
unknown parentage, but, knowing what was in my garden at the time, I'd bet on
Champagne Elegance as one of the parents. What a fine flower CE is!
I hope your CD seedlings will straighten up and fly right. --
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Sent: Friday, March 20, 2009 12:25
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: 2009
Fun stuff, Griff. I'm always a sucker for dark beards, so I especially like
BLACKBEARD'S DAUGHTER. That pattern/color is more common among medians than
TBs, isn't it?
I currently have some TB seedlings via CAREFREE DAYS
coming up. Very late germination compared to the other few TB crosses I
planted. The CD cross using AB pollen gave a really good % of germination, but
the seedlings are puny little things. Maybe they will straighten up when they
get out of the pot and into the ground.