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Re: HYB: hybridizing for yellow

From: dlouis@dynamicro.on.ca

On Mon, 18 Jan 1999, Dennis Kramb wrote:

> Irises like versicolor, verna, cristata, etc. come in shades of blue,
> pink, purple or white.  They also have a smidgen of yellow in the crest
> or signal area (depending on the species).  And yet I've never heard
> of a pure yellow self versicolor, cristata, or verna.  Theoretically
> shouldn't it be possible to develop pure yellow selfs of these species
> since they already seem to carry the necessary "yellow genes"?  Why
> hasn't this been done?  Lack of popularity?
> Dennis Kramb; dkramb@tso.cin.ix.net
> Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6; AIS Region 6

Dennis, People have been pretty busy hybridizing I vers. with I ensata
(anyway) and whatever which may explain why they haven't spent time
trying to get a yellow. 

Diana Louis <dlouis@dynamicro.on.ca> <- private email address
cold edge of Zone 4 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada 
AIS, CIS, SIGNA, IRIS-L, Canadian Wildflower Soc.

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