The tangerine beards present me with a problem. Tangerine is a
I checked pedigree of Blue moonlight back several generations. No
To be split 50/50 tangerine versus non tangerine (first year
germination versus second year), Blue Moonlight would have to have
three tangerine genes. Can't see that based on pedigree chart.
(assuming all "hot" beards are tangerine.)
While it may be theoretically possible (but highly unlikely) for
intensity of anthocyanin to be linked to germination/dormancy, I can't
see any posible molecular or genetic linkage between tangerine and
From: MryL1 <MryL1@msn.com>
To: iris-photos <email@example.com>
Sent: Wed, May 23, 2012 4:33 am
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: 2nd year sprouts for intense color
Blue Moonlight X Sharpshooter
All the first year sprouts bloomed as shades of pale neglecta, with
fat yellow beards.Â All the second year sprouts were variations on
this one, some with falls more purple, some with fewer haft marks,
but all with fat, hot beards.Â
The difference was very striking in the garden.Â
Sorry about the focus.Â Windy day.
Mary Lou, near Indianapolis, Z5 - tickled by an apparent pod on Juke
Box Hero.Â Gave up on fertility with it 2 years ago, but was walking by
with Pacific Tide X Sugar Blues (Rpt & RE) extra pollen.Â Weird year!