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Re: HYB: red seedlings

  • Subject: Re: HYB: red seedlings
  • From: "loic tasquier" <tasquierloic@cs.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 08:25:44 +0200

Gypsy Boy is a SDB that rebloomed last year just after the first bloom, so i wanted to use it, but it has very long falls, even if they are horizontal, and doesn't give very good shape usually, so i'm quite happy with this one.
The other siblings of the "red" one are not all out yet so i might have another nice surprise, but for the moment, it's the only decent (Gypsy Boy X Romantic Evening) baby.
It's an IB, is 17 inches tall and has 3 flowers.
As for rebloom, time will tell...
I also atttached the pictures of DD05-38h, (Gypsy Boy X Hot), that is the only one from the cross to have kept the purple beards of Gypsy Boy.
It's 7 inches and has also 3 flowers.
I also hope it will rebloom !
who, like Betty, could die (or kill...)  for a repeat, cycle & everblooming / continuous / non-daylight dependant  rebloomer!
     zone 7 - Nederland
 Email : tasquierloic@cs.com


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 6:37 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: red seedlings

Loic, those are LOVELY!   How tall are they?  Are they intermediates? Any potential rebloom (or is it too early to tell)?  I do like the smooth look. I have some red seedlings too (Tall bearded), but they have white and yellow markings at the haft.  I'm trying to figure out how to lose those haft markings.
~ Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 2:00 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: red seedlings

this one opened yesterday.
It's not bright red, but it looks sort of red...
It's the first one to open from the cross (Gypsy Boy X Romantis Evening)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 9:27 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: First TB seedling

Griff, I'm always interested in seeing reds.  The falls on this one seem to be rather smooth in color even around the beards ( does it lack half marks?). Would you mind sharing who the parents are?
~ Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 11:00 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: First TB seedling

Friends  --  Please excuse the ads accompanying this posting.  I had to download Adobe Reader 8 in order to import some forms, and it's trying to take over a bunch of my programs.  It hijacked this morning's photos into Adobe Photo Album, and I haven't ýet found a way to liberate them, so am sending this one as is.
That said, this is 05E1, the second TB to bloom here and the first TB seedling to bloom.   It is stunted, an obvious victim of the weather, and nothing special in any case, but its fragrance is wonderful!  A chocolate-orange scent.  So, it will survive to bloom again.
Even though my gardens were spared the dreadful damage suffered by so many of you, I am seeing the delayed results of the roller coaster weather of January-to-April in several ways.  Almost all the flowers are taller than usual.  Some are well-proportioned, but I'm seeing a worrisome number of TB stalks with no or little branching.  Also, some IBs twice their normal height and the flower heads bent over.  The IBs and TBs are due to explode during convention week, so I think I'll find a lot of flowers needing staking when I got back.  --  Griff
Zone 7 along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, in Virginia

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