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<<1-It's hard to compare pictures not taken
at the same time with different cameras. But your picture shows very bright
colours compared to Cantina.
Have you managed such an improvement or is it the
over saturation of the picture that gives this effect.(shame on me to
doubt your achievement)>>
Part may be the cameras. That picture was taken in a friends garden
and emailed to me. My sister, who lives in the part of Arkansas that has
white sand, sent pictures. And I've seen it pictured from several
different parts of the country. In some cases, I wouldn't recognize it as
the same iris.
The cross of Her Royal Highness X Inferno was made as a primary cross for
red. When I crossed the seedling with Feed Back, I got TC. It's the
only seedling I remember from that cross. The falls have more of the
blue/med purple look than does Cantina. Even in my garden, it varies in
intensity from year to year.
TC is a fun parent. It's hard to know what I'm going to get.
The one I've attached is from ((Her Royal Highness x Inferno) x Journey) x
Tara's Choice X Angel Among Us. Pollen from a laced pink grandchild of
Pink Attraction. It looks plum in the bud. Again this is not a great
picture, but I'm captivated by the huge beard on this one. It's tipped
white on the ends.
I've a few seedlings from Cantina x TC. Only eight were
planted out. They don't look strong.
<<2-RE wise,i haven't tested Her royal
highness long enough to tell,and Cantina has just arrived, but can you tell if
Feedbach has improved Her royal highness RE
HRH didn't rebloom for me. Cantina has. TC is throwing some
interesting rebloom seedlings. In 2003 I failed to mark a cross onto
TC. It was one of the Ghio reds but I couldn't remember if it was Ritual
or Regimen. This has been an exceptional cross. Many rebloomers in a
variety of colors and patterns. Not all finished products by any means,
but interesting none the less.
<<As a beginner,That should teach me two
things :Patience, cos it took you 2 generations,
and that's a lot of time, Hope, cos you show it's
possible, in only ( when we really put things into
persperctive) two generations to achieve with irises what has been
impossible to do with humans in centuries!>>
Some times you get lucky. Or maybe it's the planning and studying
that does it. Many of my successes have been first generation--Bridge In
Time, Returning Chameleon, Summer Radiance, Radiant Bliss, Rebound &
Star Gate. In my eyes, Star Gate had a better sibling, but it bloomed
itself to death. Some times it just takes growing them for years!
Breeding for rebloomers is not for the faint of heart. Some times
it gets very frustrating. Some classes are extremely difficult. For
me, red is an extremely hard class to work. There are many more pitiful
seedlings than good ones. I gave up at one time. And I'm close to it
again. The form is harder to get than the