Adam, that is so interesting. That happened
to me too - - using my TB Grand Canyon Gold ( a dependable
4-4-4 bloomer (terminal bud only)).
Adam and Matt, when I crossed it onto one of
it's parents (which I believed to be the 4-4-4 carrier) it gave
me a seed pod with 4 chambers of seeds instead of the normal 3 chambers.
The same thing happened when I crossed it onto itself, which I knew was a
definite carrier ( got a 4 chambered pod). Some of the same crosses
resulted in 3 chamber pods as well. This year the seedlings from the 4 chambered
seed pods bloomed for me. Only the one I crossed onto itself rendered me
another 4-4-4 blooming iris. The other cross did not. I tried using
pollen from Season Ticket this spring (another dependable 4-4-4 iris), but
none of the crosses took. I'll try again next year. If you have the chance
- - I'd recommend crossing it with another dependable 4-4-4 or 5-5-5 iris.
And good luck!
~ Margie V.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 7:09 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: SDB Vavoom 5
falls 5 standards 5 style lobes
Matt, you should try and hybridize that VAVOOM seedling with
Last year I had a stalk of CHUBBY CHEEKS that had blooms with 4
everything. I pollinated it, and it produces a seed pod with four
quarters! I wonder if that trait can be potentially used for fuller
Anyone experiment with this? I'd like to know
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