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Re: HYB: New Hybridizing

In a message dated 4/11/2006 2:55:55 A.M. Central Standard Time,  
jac@labdude.com writes:

<<I have tried in the past to pollinate blooms that opened the  
previous day, but still had a moist-looking stigmatic lip.  In this  
climate, those crosses never take. It is usually too late by late  afternoon, 
unless the bloom is just opening.>>
I rarely put pollen on an old bloom, but on those rare occasions I've had  
some success.  Always make a note in the notebook just to check.  Not  the 
preferred way to go, and it does lower my chance of a take.  Our  climate is so 
On occasion I get pollen from the iris show (somewhere) and then come home  
to find the bloom I want to put it on is less than perfect.  I usually  chance 
it anyway.  Now, I have mature clumps again, this should not be as  much of a 
problem for me.  (more stalks!)
Jan is right about moistening the stigmatic lip.  I'd forgotten the  lively 
conversation that went with the discussion!  If time and memory  cooperate at 
the same time, I'll go back and (re)read it in the  archives. <vbg> Just for 
the fun of it!  

If you  don't cross them, you can't  plant them! 
Betty W. in South-central  KY Zone 6 ---
Bridge In Time Iris Garden@website:
_Reblooming Iris - Home Page_ (http://www.rebloomingiris.com/)  
_iris-photos archives_ (http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/)  
_iris-talk archives_ (http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/)  
_AIS: American Iris Society website_ (http://www.irises.org/)   

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