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Re: pbrooks@whidbey.net

  • Subject: Re: pbrooks@whidbey.net
  • From: "pinkirises" <pbrooks@whidbey.net>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 21:35:07 -0000

That will be fun to see.  Keep us informed, Storylady.

Patricia Brooks

--- In iris-talk@y..., storylade@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 12/25/2001 3:34:05 PM Central Standard Time, 
> pbrooks@w... writes:
> << So I plan to use both whites and yellows in my '02 
>  hybridizing and will report on the results.
>   >>
> Patricia, I know you are good about doing your research so you 
probably know 
> this, but there must be pink in the background of the whites and 
yellows for 
> you to get 1st generation pinks.  This is what Ben Hager told me 
> years ago--about the last year he put out a price list.  
> My personal experience seems to validate this information.  For 
instance, I 
> crossed Paradise by Immortality and got either white or yellow 
> Some bitone yellow.  (Wish I'd saved some) I don't remember the 
beard colors 
> on these.  Other similar crosses gave the same results.  
> So check into the pedigrees of your whites & yellows, if you want 
> generation pinks.
> I've got seed in the pots (2001 seed) that will be fun.  I made 
this cross 
> from seedlings.  9415-1Re X 9525-3.  This translates into 
((((Victoria Falls 
> x Vanity) x Immortality) x (Latest Style x Glistening Icicle) X 
(Feedback x 
> Champagne Elegance)).  My hope is that the Champagne Elegance 
> pink/buff amoena with Peach Spot background) will play to Vanity 
and produce 
> some interesting seedlings.  Of course, most will probably be white 
or purple 
> with a few bitones.  The pink may be too watered down to do this.  
It will be 
> interesting and fun to see the results. 
> Betty from BG KY USA Zone 6

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