From: Linda Mann <email@example.com>
To: iris-photos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 10:35 am
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: REB: Little T
Thanks Annette & Mary Lou.
This is an older seedling, but this is the first fall in several where
there's been enough summer rain & relatively cool temperatures to give
rebloomers a chance to show. It is from one of the last years where I
tried to scatter newly planted babies out in 'gaps' in the existing rows
- bad idea!! 2006 pod, lined out spring 2007.
The cross produced <very> aggressive growers, mostly a lot of foliage,
few stalks. But one of them did try to rebloom one fall, in spite of
dry summer and terrible crowding. I separated and moved them (best as I
could figure out which was which) a few years ago - probably 2010? This
is the best of the cross - good stalk to fan ratio, great form and
substance, and it looks like it turned out to be the rebloomer!
Downsides - it has a low bud count & seems to have inherited mom's
erratic transplant behavior :-( Pieces I put in a pot mostly died, as
did the piece I sent to Betty. Not very pod fertile and so far, no
spring pollen. A few babies from it X POP IDOL. (one of those 'have
pollen from this gorgeous weak thing, what to put it on' crosses)
No, not collecting pollen - I guess I could try again, but after several
years of failed attempts with frozen pollen, I'm not very motivated :-(
Rebloom stalk on another older seedling - this one from DOCTOR ALAN X
RENOWN, 2005 pod. Nothing from this cross has rebloomed before &
wouldn't you know, this is the only one from the cross I've not tried to
do anything with. It's pretty much identical to a sib that I have used.
Found another maiden stalk this morning - OXMOOR HILLS X GATE OF HEAVEN.
HoM finally starting here! slow this year.
> Is this one planted out
> last spring? Looks like good improvement in substance.
> Collecting pollen to cross with pinks?