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[PHOTO] siberian seedlings

  • Subject: [PHOTO] [iris-photos]siberian seedlings
  • From: "Will Warner" wildbill@techie.com
  • Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 22:40:33 -0600

Here's some pics of my first siberian seedlings, these were from the same mixed pollen crosses as 
the LA's.  I'm 99% sure these are all from Eric the Red X Caesars brother.  The only other Siberian 
possiblities would be butter and sugar, nana alba, and white swirl.  I didn't get very good pics on 
these, most turned out blurry from breezy days.  i have lot's of these seedlings, around 40. many 
of these bloomed 2nd year.  I transplanted these last fall when I moved,  each was one tiny plant. 
planted nearly a foot apart.  I mixed in some really old manure out of an old barn, they flourished, 
I had to devide them this fall, they were clumps and nearly touching.  

----- Original Message -----
From: "Will Warner" <wildbill@techie.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 21:55:38 -0600
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-photos] LA seedling

> Here's my first ever Louisiana iris seedling.  It bloomed this past spring 03.  This one confuses 
> as it looks nothing like any of the possible LA parents.  The most like it is i. brevicaulis, this 
> seedling has much better, and taller stalks.  I mixed pollen on this year of crosses.  I'd read 
> hybridizers mixing pollens in hopes of inter-specific crosses.  Hopefully I'll spell these 
> right...pseudacorus, siberian, foetidisima, spuria, virginica, ensata, and louisiana were all mixed 
> together in a film canister, and pollen brushed on with a small paintbrush.  Whatever was 
> blooming that day and was appreciated for some reason, was mixed up.  This was one of my 
> hybrizing ventures in an attempt to get something different.  This is the only LA seedling that 
> bloomed this year, have more, but they weren't as vigourous.  This one grew like a weed and 
> bloomed it's second year.  Only a couple flowers, but sure surprised me when the bloomstalk 
> popped out.  I'd read they take much longer to bloom.  It had 3 flowers, but I was more than 
> happy with that.  It grew from LA seed.  I'm not saying it's definately a species cross, just that it 
> could be.  I'd thought about sending an image to Iris City Gardens, since they have lot's of 
> crosses, to see what they thought.  Never have though, figured I'd wait to see how it blooms 
> year, it's alreay got 4+ increases, so i'm pretty excited.  The color is actually really close to what 
> really looked.  the flower is mainly a clear blue, and the styles have more of a purple that is 
> intense in the viens.  Any thought's on it.  I know this method might drive some people crazy, 
> it's already been done.  I'll be labeling future crosses, I was more haphazard when I made this 
> cross.  As always I appreciate any info..thanks..Will
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "donald" <donald@eastland.net>
> Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 00:50:22 -0000
> To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [iris-photos] Re: LUXOR GOLD (Margie)
> > > Donald - - that looks like a nice iris.  You wouldn't by any 
> > chance know when it was introduced, would you?
> > 
> > Schreiner '98.  The AM was given in 2003.
> > 
> > Donald
> > 
> > 
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