hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: LA seedling

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] LA seedling
  • From: "Hensler" hensler@povn.net
  • Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 10:37:31 -0800

----- Original Message -----
From: "Will Warner" <wildbill@techie.com>

>I mixed pollen on this year of crosses.  I'd read about 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.

Hi Will,

The iris community certainly could use a few more hybridizers working with
species crosses and I can't fault your enthusiasm!

I would suggest that the term "mixing pollen" when used by other hybridizers
usually means that pollen from different plants of the same species are
mixed before using.

It's a space and time saving method I use especially when using unnamed
seedlings on another species to find out if there is any compatibility. Once
I know I have a "take", I can do more detailed one-on-one crosses.

Hiroshi Shimizu also mentioned of the "Eye Shadow Irises" that pollen from a
wide array of Japanese irises was mixed before using on individual I.
pseudacorus types to see if any might be receptive. Once the best
"pseudacorus" for the crosses was identified, more crosses could be made
with selected JIs. (BTW, the "pseudacorus" that won out is actually reported
to be a 3rd generation pseudacorus-type derivative of HOLDEN CLOUGH, a
species-x. But that's a whole 'nuther topic ;-))

You'll find that if you limit mixing pollen to plants of the same species
that you'll be able to tell more quickly if a cross worked and increase your
chance of success in subsequent crosses.

Good luck with your hybridizing.


Skip & Christy Hensler
Newport, WA

------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ---------------------~-->
Buy Ink Cartridges or Refill Kits for your HP, Epson, Canon or Lexmark
Printer at MyInks.com. Free s/h on orders $50 or more to the US & Canada.


Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ 

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index