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Re: TB: IB X TB to get pumila spot into TB's

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: TB: IB X TB to get pumila spot into TB's
  • From: thomas silvers tesilvers@yahoo.com
  • Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 04:15:47 -0700 (PDT)

Chuck Bunnell wrote:
Have you thought about using Zing Me as a parent?  It
sets pods well for me 
and has a very prominent pumila spot.

Dave Ferguson wrote:
Looks pretty to me!

Hi Chuck,
Yes, I had read about 'Zing Me' in the Iris Bulletin a
while ago, and was very interested in using it. But I
was unable to find a source for it, that wasn't sold
out, at that time. So I used what I had -- Megglethrop
-- which turned out to be fairly fertile too, and has
a pretty pumila spot (although it's on a bluish/purple
background). I also had a small bunch of Megglethrop X
Codicil seedlings that I had big hopes for; but they
were all very weak growers. I was hoping they'd have
the pumila spot and a dark beard too. They're all gone
now, so this Megglethrop X Double Scoop seedling is
the only IB X TB I've got left from those crossings.

And thanks for the compliment Dave. I think it's
pretty too. But unfortunately I can't say much for its
vigor. Although it has done better than the other IB X
TB's that I grew. That's why I'm trying it as a parent
(with the tough old white NOID I just posted a picture
of). But, I'll post separately on the matter of that

Thanks for the comments guys, Tom

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