Re: recessive amoenas
>> >Juri Pirogov wrote:
>> >> ----------
>> >> > Nr: J. Griffin Crump <email@example.com>
>> >> > D`r`: 15 tebp`k=7F 1998 c. 3:42
>> >> >
>> >> > Wills, writing in 1946, was almost certainly describing the difficulty
>> >> > of working with recessive amoenas, since Paul Cook's dominant amoenas
>> >> > were not introduced until the 1950's.
>> >> >
>> >> Griff,
>> >> do you know, if were remarkable recessive amoenas introduced after domina=
>> >> ones appeared?
>> >> Juri
>> >> firstname.lastname@example.org
>> >Juri -- I am not an authority on this, but am not aware of any after
>> >TRUDY (Tompkins, R. '64). You might want to review the thread on WABASH
>> >and recessive amoenas last January and February in the Archives.
>> >Griff Crump, along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, VA
>> Lloyd Zurbrigg We should ceertainly mention Barry Blyth of Australia, who
>> has been working the recessive amoenas for many years. There have been many
>> comments fairly recently about these. Griff; I was surprised to learn of
>> your work in this field. A difficult field indeed!. L Z in Durham NC
>Lloyd -- Thanks for chiming in on this. You may or may not recall our
>lunch session of a couple of years ago at the Region 4 meeting in
>Leesburg, VA. I asked a lot of questions during that lunch, and perhaps
>didn't emphasize that my breeding was especially of recessive amoenas. I
>appreciated your advice on breeding in general.
>Your mentioning of Barry Blyth's "working the recessive amoenas" may
>explain why certain of his cultivars have worked so well with my
>recessive amoenas. I am looking forward to talking with him at our
>upcoming Region 4 meeting this spring. Are you planning to be there?
>Griff Crump, along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, VA
Dear Griff: Yes, I am certainly hoping and planning to be at Region 4
meeting. I spent a lot of effort on recessive amoenas forty years ago,
including pink amoenas. I gave it up with the advent of Paul Cook's
dominant amoenas. But I have still done a few BAROQUE PRELUDE was a good
yellow one, and a full sibling to I DO! I also had a brown amoena
introduced the year before TRUDY. It is CARMEL SUNDAE. Some Americans would
not grow it because to them I misspelled "Caramel". However, Carmel is the
Canadian spelling. One lady in New England wrote to me that C.Sundae was
her favorite iris. Lloyd Z.