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Re: Re: HYB: registered rebloomers


Betty -- If you're actually looking for the answer, I don't know how you'd get a count. In Region 4, I know of Don and Ginny Spoon, Paul Hill, Joan and Ken Roberts, Mike Lockatell and myself. There may be more. I've probably overlooked someone (whom I will remember as soon as I've pressed "send"). -- Griff


----- Original Message ----- From: <autmirislvr@aol.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: [iris] Re: HYB: registered rebloomers


How many hybridizers do we have that are currently breeding for rebloom in zones 4-7??



<<It surprises me a lot that so few breeders have rebloom in mind:>>




-----Original Message-----
From: loic tasquier <tasquierloic@cs.com>
To: iris@hort.net
Sent: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 9:38 am
Subject: Re: [iris] Re: HYB: registered rebloomers



Thanks for putting things into a positive perspective.

Indeed, standards have evolved, and the rebloomers will benefit from the
higher standards as well !

But even if we would add all the irises with rebloom genes and potential
rebloom to the few irises registered as rebloomers, the % would not reach 10!



It surprises me a lot that so few breeders have rebloom in mind:
I've noticed that the few rebloomers that were on the market must have a big
commercial impact, since they can be found in a majority of catalogues.
So why not focus more on breeding new better ones?

Cordially,

Looc




----- Original Message -----
 From: ChatOWhitehall@aol.com
 To: iris@hort.net
 Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 4:15 PM
 Subject: [iris] Re: HYB: registered rebloomers


 In a message dated 2/5/2008 9:07:22 AM Eastern Standard Time,
 lmann@lock-net.com writes:

 Loic,  maybe that's just year to year variability?


And was there not some noise at one point about urging more circumspection generally in denominating cultivars as "rebloomers" so that the rail may, perhaps, now be perceived to be somewhat higher than previously, viz a viz
the
 normative expectations  ...or am I misremembering?

After all, one understands that gains are being made, and it follows that the standard within the category must also be evolving. Perhaps because, to
the
discriminating, some newer rebloomers are better rebloomers, fewer lesser cultivars are perceived to be worthy of introduction, so that whereas the quantities of introductions are more or less static, the overall quality
of the
 introductions is higher.

 Cordially,

 Anner Whitehead
 Richmond VA USA USDA



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