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{Disarmed} Re: Photo: HYB:TB: Pearlized high-sheen seedling 1

  • Subject: [PHOTO] {Disarmed} Re: [iris-photos] Photo: HYB:TB: Pearlized high-sheen seedling 1
  • From: "Margie Valenzuela" IrisLady@comcast.net
  • Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 22:03:50 -0700

That could be a hard one to call................trying to figure out what to use to cross with it and not lose the pearl-look sheen. If we knew what caused it or where it came from - - we could better choose the next step.  Would back-crossing onto one of it's parents be an option?
~ Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Photo: HYB:TB: Pearlized high-sheen seedling 1

I have a very pearl MB seedling, with the most pearl I've ever seen. Trying to figure out what to cross with it, so as to improve the form but keep the sheen.
Scion x Coral Point
Colleen Modra
Adelaide Hills
South Australia
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:31 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Photo: HYB:TB: Pearlized high-sheen seedling 1

Speaking of seedlings here are couple of photos of a few of my seedlings during their maiden bloom this past spring. 
Some of the seedlings in this cross produced iris petals with a luminous pearl-like sheen.  I personally have not seen anything like it.  In addition to this high gloss sheen they have diamond dusting (which I have seen on numerous irises).  
The photos capture some of this pearl-like sheen but not in it's intensity.
This one is in PINK. It opens brighter than it tends to remain.
First photo is just as it is unfurling.
This was the seedling the following day. Substance was thick almost like plastic.
I hope to see better form develop and maybe more buds as the years follow.  This year there were 6 buds.
~ Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.

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