I've had several plicatas from crosses where I didn't expect them.
When I check back, they all can be attributed to Violet Miracle which
seems to pass the plicata gene freely.
<<I certainly did not expect a plicata from Rosalie Figge, much less
one with the yellow ground from Gladiatrix. >>
Bridge In Time Irises
From: Robin Shadlow <email@example.com>
To: iris photo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mon, 26 May 2008 9:41 pm
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB, RE: Rosalie Figge X Gladiatrix
This seedling was a big surprise. I certainly did not expect a plicata
from Rosalie Figge, much less one with the yellow ground from
Gladiatrix. It was a fall cross made in 04. This seedling tried to
bloom in the fall of 07, but was frozen out. The first stalk has a bud
count of 10, the other much less. Good height. Substance needs some
work. Strong grower here. No SA traits noted.
I know that Rosalie Figge is a difficult parent for many of you, but I
think it may prove worth the effort. So far I have been able to get
height and bud count from it. AND some of the seedlings do produce
zone 5 NE