Re: Rebloomers - Diploids and MTB's
>My understanding is that rebloom in diploid bearded iris is extremely rare.
>In the Ohio Gardens catalog I have (1992), which has an exhaustive listing
>of MTBs, LADY EMMA (F. Jones, 87) is noted as the ONLY reblooming MTB. It
>is a diploid, incidentally.
Lady Emma has given difficulty in classification since its introduction. It
is out of SDB x short BB breeding and I would venture, from both its
pedigree and from breeding attempts, that it is a sterile 44 chromosome
intermediate. Lady Emma's morphology puts it more comfortably in the IB
class although there has been lively discussion on just where it should be
Mike, firstname.lastname@example.org -- http://www.tricities.net/~mikelowe/
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