have been reading with great interest and a tiny bit of understanding the
genetic explanations of the relationships of white, pink and anthocyanin
pigmentation. My main
hybridization goal is the development of unique, vigorous pink and pink blend
TB irises. I have been surprised
at how often I get white irises from my crosses which are nicer formed and
more vigorous growers than their pink siblings.
am posting three unrelated seedlings that I hope to cross with each other to
see what I get. Each has SA
genes, and might provide useful information for the SAGE project. 65-25 A is from Mesmerizer X Pink
Champagne. It is not SA, but it
is a rebloomer. When fresh, the
standards are lavender. Would
this make it some kind of dark top since the anthocyanine is expressed there
but not in the falls?
12-18 A is from Elegant Girl X Happenstance. It has a very light pink tint and big
red beards. I believe the beards
end in small fuzzy horns making it SA.
What might happen if I cross it with 65-25 A which has better
67-22 B is from Pond Lily X Twice Thrilling. It is obviously SA, and has lavender in
the standards and the horns which project from red beards. Both parents have considerable
anthocyanine in their blended pink.
I have absolutely no idea what might turn up if I can cross it with the
This sure becomes a lot of
might understand all the T and t genes better if I can relate them to my own