Re: Hybridizing Questions
: 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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