Hi Francelle-- Is this first bloom for this seedling? I think that rim patterns add to the flowers appeal. As a judge we are supposed to look at all aspects of new seedlings, and give encouragement to hybridizers in developing improvements that add to the Iris. I have seen a lot of Iris introduced that to me seem to be repeats of flowers already out there. I have been hybridizing for several years and as of yet I have not introduced any because I compare and if it seems too close to one already there I compost or use for further hybridizing. I would say bloom it for a couple years to see if it stays consistant and if it still grows and performs and it meets your criteria for intro go for it. Mike
FRANCELLE EDWARDS <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
This seedling of mine has a noticeable clear rim on its falls. In sunlight it glitters like tiny drops of dew. I thought that it was pretty and gave distinction to the iris. However, noted hybridizer said that he considered that type of rim a defect and destroys seedlings that have it. I would like other opinions about this.
Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ Zone 9
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