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Re: HYB: lets talk about green

> Does anyone know of a 'green' iris which has substantial 
substance to prove
> my theory wrong?


I have some seedlings that have definite green and good 
substance.  The catch on mine is that they would be 
arilbreds genetically.  One recent, really ugly one has 
substance about like cardboard, but the green is quite 
strong.  It looks like a deformed TB with a signal 
pattern.  The other has higher aril content and is a 
different shade of green.  It has a waxy appearance and I 
have a photo of a 4 day bloom that was essentially 
unchanged for the duration.  In my wind, that's really 
good. Another seedling (TB lookalike) from MORE REFRESHING 
has normal substance, but is a really dull shade of olive 
green, but most definitely has green.  None are pretty 
shades of green.  The arilbred is the most attractive 

> Is anybody out there working toward green iris and what 
approach are they
> taking?

I might use the ones that have appeared, but I'd never 
turn one loose on the market unless the green got a good 
bit more attractive than those I'm seeing.  I really think 
a nice green would work well as an auxiliary color in 
conjunction with another color in a bloom.  Pink and White 
come to mind.  I'm not sure a green self would work as 

Donald Eaves
Texas Zone 7b, USA

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