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Re: HYB:Traits:parents

Yes, I would agree to spread the genes around and see, but I bet Linda has limited time and space to do that.  I do and the majority of my garden is dedicated to breeding.  So I was suggesting she should focus on the most promising crosses for her effort.

Paul Archer
Raleigh, NC Zone 8

-----Original Message-----
>From: autmirislvr@aol.com
>Sent: Feb 9, 2008 5:25 AM
>To: iris@hort.net
>Subject: [iris] HYB:Traits:parents
>Wouldn't it be nice if we could just look at an iris and know which of it's traits it will pass along, without having to make crosses to find out?? Even after crosses you still don't have the full picture, since it might?pass (genes) differently with different partners! 
>I'm really appreciating Barry Blyth's advice (from somewhere) to use a good new seedling with EVERYTHING!
>You never know what traits are hidden in the gene pile!? 
>Anyone have any surprises you'd like to share, from the seedling patch?? 
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Linda Mann <lmann@lock-net.com>
>To: iris@hort.net
>Sent: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 3:22 pm
>Subject: [iris] Re: HYB: Rebloom Sweeter Than Wine
>Just to make sure you stay confused, what you are describing <are> "ringed" variegatas/umbratas; the blue ones just have the yellow blocked so it appears white.?
><Would the same rule not apply to ringed variegatas?>?
>-- Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8?
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