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Re: Re: HYB: SPEC: I. reichenbachii


Paul Cook listed a "yellow I. reichenbachii" as the ancestor of PROGENITOR.

W. R. Dykes considered that I. balkana was merely a synonym for the purple
flowered form of I. reichenbachii. I believe others think that balkana is a
true species, but that in pedigrees these two irises are often confused,
i.e., irises that should be labeled balkana are called reichenbachii and
vice versa. 

Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4/5, Sunset Zone 2, AHS Zone 7)
HIPS Commercial Source Chairman

> From: Linda Mann <lmann@volfirst.net>
> To: iris- talk <iris@hort.net>
> Subject: [iris] Re: HYB: SPEC: I. reichenbachii
> Date: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 4:12 PM
> Ah!  Thanks Dave, I found it.
> From what tiny bits I know, there are two species, balkana and
> reichenbachii, that show up in pedigrees of dwarfs and (more interesting
> to me) TBs.  I got the idea from discussions here or something I read
> elsewhere that "we" don't always know for sure which of these two
> species was being called what in published pedigrees.
> Somewhere, I got the idea that reichenbachii was in the pedigree of
> PROGENITOR, which led to WHOLE CLOTH and on to all the dominant
> amoenas.  But maybe it was balkana.  Maybe somebody who knows more about
> this subject can chime in.
> The reichenbachii you have, Janet, probably is some I sent you.  Others
> have looked at it and question whether or not it is reichenbachii or
> maybe a hybrid with something else.  Or who knows.  It originally came
> from Ian Efford, who grew it from seed he got from SIGNA.
> Anyway, it is one I sent you so you could start hybridizing MTBs that
> would like it at your house <g>
> It is one of the healthiest, most profusely blooming, rampantly growing,
> happiest irises I grow.  I have a few seedlings germinating this year
> from a cross with PINAFORE PINK (TB), just for the heck of it.  That was
> about the only TB I had open at the time with what looked like viable
> pollen.
> >  I had flowers open on I. reichenbachii (yellow) this weekend - very
>                    > nice!  Does this species figure much in dwarf
> breeding? Janet Natale>
> --
> Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
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