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Re: PCN: cross fertile?

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] PCN: cross fertile?
  • From: "Jan Clark" <janclarx@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 08:59:50 +1000

Hi Mike,
>As I was cleaning up a flowerbed I found a clump of seedlings, maybe
>thirty or so, that grew from a neglected seedpod from my sole PCN
>iris.  I moved them to a large pot and spread them out to let them
>mature.  my question is, what can i expect from them?  While I only
>have one PCN, it is growing in the near vicinity of several styles of
>siberiens.  Are PCN's cross fertile with sibs?  or should I expect
>the offspring to be from self-pollination?  Any estimate on when to
>expect to see blooms?  Just curious.  Any input is appreciated as I
>have no experience with PCN's at all.

They will be self pollenated. They commonly self pollenate, and it is highly 
unlikely that they have been pollenated from a sib.
Cheers, Jan,
Australia, zone 9, soon to be zone 8

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