No dillution. When you don't inherit Ae you get blue. It isn't
Immortality diluting it. It is that Ae didn't get into those seedlings.
And the Ae gene would be comming from Romantic Evening. Blue is what
you get with anthocyanin. It takes Ae to get dark purple or black.
Half of sedlings will have anthocyanin, these will be blue. Half will
have Ae, those seedlings with anthocyanin and with Ae would be about 1
out of four, and would be purple. Romantic Evening without Ae would be
a blue amoena. With a large enough sample you would get full range of
possible colour combinations from this cross. With only a couple of
seedlings you are bassically just rolling the dice, and getting a
If you crossed Immortality to another white, a pink or a yellow, ther
would be some seedlings with anthocyanin. Such as tthe red Betty got
from crossing Immortality to Laced Cotton. Some seedlings would not
inherit 'I" from either parent and would have anthrocyanin. About 1 in
From: Linda Mann <email@example.com>
Sent: Fri, Sep 18, 2009 12:54 pm
Subject: [iris-photos] IMM X RE
IMMORTALITY X ROMANTIC EVENING. 2 or 3 surviving seedlings, all light
blue amoenas. No dilution by recessive white dosage?