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Re: iris dreams/solstice/WABASH X MULBERRY ROSE

In a message dated 96-12-23 12:44:22 EST, you write:

Lloyd said
>MULBERRY ROSE  is a self, so if crossed to WABASH, would give all selfs or
>bitones. You would doubtless get hardy youngsters, but they would be far
>pretty, I should guess.  My own preference is for smooth-hafted amoenas, so
>would avoid things like MULBERRY  ROSE  because there is a lot of markings
>the haft. 

Thanks Lloyd - one of the many reasons I love MULBERRY ROSE is those rusty
hafts.  I am one of those people who loves shoulders and patterns, at least
the subtle ones - ones that aren't conspicuous at a distance but with closer
inspection appear more and more complex.  Same with plicatas - don't much
care for the rigid banding, but have come to really like some of the dotted
or blended ones.

As for far from pretty - would they be a lot worse than the parents?  My one
seedling 'keeper' so far is an I. pallida X MULBERRY ROSE weed that is
probably far from pretty by most people's standards.  Would any of the ugly
children possibly be worth bringing along to cross with something like

Linda Mann lmann76543@aol.com east Tennessee USA

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