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  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: SIB/SINO-SIB?
  • From: dana squires <dana@mixx96.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 11:41:52 -0600 (MDT)

At 10:38 AM 4/14/97 -0600, you wrote:
>At 10:15 AM 97/04/14 -0600, Dana Squires  wrote:
>>What is the difference in "regular" siberians and sino-siberians. I know
>>they have 40 chr and are a cross between cal-sibs and pac coast natives,
>>but what does that mean in besides that the bloom later to the lay iris
>The "regular" Siberians have 28 chromosomes and are derived from I. siberica
>& I sanguinea while the Sino-sibs have 40 chromosomes and are the result of
>crosses of Ii. clarkei, delavayi, wilsonii, forrestii, chrysographes & the
>probable hybrids bulleyana, dykesii & phragmitetorum.
>The Sino-sibs are not crosses with PCNs but they will cross with them to
>produce sterile but often very nice progeny.
>In general, the Sino-sibs are smaller plants in both their foliage and
>flowers and with more color patterns. I like the small graceful flowers very
>much. They are probably less hardy than the 28s below zone 5 but in zone 5 &
>above they are easy to grow and take care of. If planted close by one of the
>rampant 28's they can be in danger of being overrun.
>I think they are a much overlooked treasure.
>John Montgomery
>Vernon,  BC
Oops, you are right. I transposed Sino-sibs and Cal-sibs in  my mind, comes
from typing w/o thinking. Thanks for the speedy response, seems I had just
sent the question when I got the answer. Exactly the info I was looking for
and couldn't find anywhere.

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