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Re: CULT: Rebloom surprise

  • Subject: Re: CULT: Rebloom surprise
  • From: "loic tasquier" <tasquierloic@cs.com>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 07:36:21 +0100

Hello Griff,
Ringo has given Dance Hall Dolly and Liaison, so it is at least a carrier, and your 95V1 has it, i'm sure!
Well done, patience pays!
You definitely must use it, it's red beards are great!
Some of your Lumalite reblooming seedlings should give great babies:
Like 20B2 with its orange beard could have a pod with great BBs.
Or 20B2 's child 05U3 with its white rim could give IBs and BBs.
05R2 would also be a good one, (being a shortcut between the two) and give IBs.
Deepfreeze every bit of pollen you can, if it has any.
"Even if the sky helps you, you must also help the sky help you" *
Thanks for posting this story, it's like sunshine in the dead of winter!
*French proverb...!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 2:03 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] CULT: Rebloom surprise

Sunday a week ago, I was musing that while I have produced many amoenas, I'd never produced a reblooming one.   The next morning, while checking a seedling patch, I was astonished to discover a bloom opening on 95V1  --  a blue-violet "velvet" amoena.  This is a 12-year-old plant that has never before rebloomed.  It's the sort of thing that convinces you that Someone is listening!  The flower form is what might be expected in a 12-year-old seedling, but the branching is fine, and the bud count is 6 or 7.  I'll have no hesitance to use it in breeding.  This photo isn't great, but will have to do.  I've cut the stalk in the face of tonight's 33-degree forecast.  The cross is 93KK5:(Q76:(Sleeping Beauty x Schiaparelli) x Wabash) X RINGO.  In the photo, the standards have picked up a slight violet reflection from the falls, but they are, in fact, stark white, which indicates to me that it is a full recessive amoena. --  Griff

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