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Re: HYB: Questionable seedling

  • Subject: Re: HYB: Questionable seedling
  • From: "loic tasquier" <tasquierloic@cs.com>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 23:42:42 +0200

True Francelle,
most of the time that i rescue an iris that has started to rot and finally recovers, the year after, it starts to rot again. 
I have a big % of my sdlgs that disappear like that, but the ones that make it are totally rot proof.
So i've decided not to bother anymore, i call it passive selection, it's sometimes heart breaking, but it's an easy job...!
Even with the bought ones from warmer countries i've stopped bothering.
If they don't like it where i live, too bad.
It's only a loss of money, and the ones that make it i cherish twice as much!
And i'm sure that by using only these tough ones in my crosses, my own sdlgs will be tougher too!
 ----- Original Message -----
From: Francelle
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 9:40 PM
Subject: RE: [iris-photos] HYB: Questionable seedling

I want to thank everyone who wrote me about this seedling.   100% were in favor of keeping it, so I will try.  It has been my experience though that a very week seedling that I try to rescue usually self-destructs.  I don?t know how many times I have been asked, ?Did  you get rid of that one I liked so well??, and I replied, ?I didn?t have to.  It died on its own.?  I tend to lose fondness for an iris that doesn?t really want to live.


Francelle Edwards  Glendale, AZ  Zone 9


-----Original Message-----
From: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com [mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of bdavis3738@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 2:55 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: Questionable seedling


Hi Francelle,


I like this even better than your seedling that I saw at national.  Have you tried having it grown in a garden further north? Possibly it will do much better out of the heat.  Maybe not too.  You never know.  I know that I have sent some of my seedlings down to my mom and sister in Texas and they have done much better than here in Illinois. Go figure.


Just thought I would throw in my two cents worth


Take care


Brian Davis



In a message dated 9/2/2008 3:55:36 P.M. Central Daylight Time, fjmjedwards@qwest.net writes:

This is the time I have to make final decisions on some of my seedlings.  I need suggestions about this one.  It has bloomed four years for me, and I have received more compliments on it than on most of my other ones.  I have been told that it is a unique color and pattern.  Its problem is that it a poor grower, subject to many problems in my garden.  After all this time, I have only two healthy rhizomes.  I am tempted to toss them, yet I hate to.  What should I do?


Francelle Edwards  Glendale, AZ  Zone 9


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