Mtn. Sunrise gives the "banded" and "bleed"
patterns in first generations with just about anything it is crossed with.
The double banded and triple banded seedlings have come from crosses of the two
lines together. Interestingly I am in the 5th and 6th generations of
banded/rimmed crosses and nothing is going to plicata....
Thanks to all who responded about the two iris,
sometimes you just don't know if anybody ever sees your iris. AIS national
convention is always hit and miss depending on weather and bloom season being
late, early or on time, ditto for regionals.
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Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 5:46
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: New seedlings
Mike, MOUNTAIN SUNRISE is still alive - looks pretty sad, one small fan,
but at least still hanging on this time.
I thought FALL ENTERPRISE
was doing ok, but I can't find it today. Will
keep looking & let you
know if I find it.
Both in pots where I can give some protection/bring
indoors if needed.
Mike, do all the seedlings you are using from the Mt
SUN & Fall E lines
have the pattern?
In other words, do both
parents have to have it for seedlings to show up
I'm just wondering how many generations of seedlings/how much
it's going to take to get those patterns back after crossing
my "vale" adapted seedlings.
> first one is out Mtn.
Sunrise lines, second is out of Fall Enterprise
east TN zone 7, according to USDA, but zone 8 by the thermometer for
last several years, including this one.