EARL OF ESSEX
Clarence Mahan wrote:
: Perhaps my message was not clear with respect to I. reichenbachii and
: suaveolens. I did not mean to indicate that these are in the background of
: EARL OF ESSEX, because from my reading of EofE's complete pedigree they are
: not. BUT they are in the pedigrees of other irises. And every dominant
: amoena out of PROGENITOR has one or the other of these two species in its
How "complete" is complete? I printed out only 16 generations -- enough to
account for the aril heritage and find PROGENITOR as a distant ancestor.
EARL OF ESSEX < VIOLET CLASSIC < JOLLY GOLIATH < SUNSET BLUES < MELODRAMA <
SEEDLING < SEEDLING < PROGENITOR
Clarence, I'm not trying to start an argument, but I need to know whether I've
put something into my database in error or just traced the chart back further
than you did.
Sharon McAllister (email@example.com)
No. I don't do this for every variety, but I was intrigued by E of E's complex
background: rebloomers, plicatas, and recessive amoenas.