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Re: Tet. Louisianas x others

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Tet. Louisianas x others
  • From: Rick Tasco/Roger Duncan <randrcv@sierratel.com>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Feb 1997 18:58:21 -0700 (MST)

Donald Mosser wrote:
> I promised a message under separate cover about I. virginica and here it
> is.  I noticed while drooling over my Special Publication of the Society
> for Louisiana Irises, that Ken Durio succeeded in crossing I. virginica
> with a tetraploid Louisiana iris.  However, the story ended as of November
> 1994 with unknown results for subsequent crosses of this new beauty
> (Seedling V1B87, pictured on page 38 in this publication).  Does anyone
> know if this type of cross has produced anything fertile?


Don't know if you know, but Durio is introducing that cross this year
and it is called Little Calliet.  It is announced in the February 1997
issue of Flower and Garden.  Please be sure to read the last paragraph
of the iris article.

Rick Tasco
Central California
Zone 8

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