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Re: Hybridizing Questions

Someone wrote:

:  I absolutely love the look of an Iris named Streetwalker, but it is not a
:  vigorous grower. Is there any way to go about crossing to get the same 
:  coloring but with better growth habits?

:  Are Irises like people with recesive traits. 

Yes, indeed.   Recessive traits contribute to both the fun & frustration of
hybridizing.   If you cross it with something that combines excellent growth
habits with a flower color/pattern that is recessive w.r.t. that of STREET
WALKER, you certainly may find want you want in the offspring.  No guarantees,
of course, but you should have a lot of fun along the way!

Some of the TB experts on the list will probably have more specific
recommendations as to your choice of its mates.

Sharon McAllister (73372.1745@compuserve.com)
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