Here is a close up of a stygmatic lip of a seedling. Turquoise on red
stripes. Two of these seedlings have this. Many more to bloom from
Re: HYB: Breeding for turquoise?
Posted by: "thomas silvers"
Thu May 29, 2008 5:39 am (PDT)
I see it! That's pretty cool!
I hope that I'm able to get that effect out onto the
falls of my diploid beardeds. Our sun (here in
Maryland) probably isn't as brutal as you get, but so
far, the color in the style midribs has been holding
strong, all the way until they wither.
And I've seen that banding effect (you mentioned in
other post) in the style arms of some irises. I
usually only see it when I've removed all the
standards and falls for pollinating, since most of
what I'm working with doesn't have open standards.
'Rosemary's Dream' is one that has pronounced bands.
Thanks and best wishes, Tom