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Re: HYB: flower of the rainbow


From: "Mark, Maureen" <MARKM@tc.gc.ca>

Thanks, Bill.  I was wondering if that was how the yellow in siberians came
about.  

Maureen Mark
mailto:mmark@ottawa.com
Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)
Sorry I can't answer your question.

> ----------
> From: 	Bill Shear[SMTP:BILLS@hsc.edu]
> Reply To: 	iris-talk@onelist.com
> Sent: 	Tuesday, January 19, 1999 9:37 AM
> To: 	iris-talk@onelist.com
> Subject: 	[iris-talk] Re: HYB: flower of the rainbow
> 
> From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>
> 
> The breeding of yellow siberian irises followed along from the yellow
> present on the hafts of some white varieties.  I think this was just a
> case
> of pure selection--looking for seedlings in which the yellow was expanded,
> crossing those, selecting again, etc.  Eventually you get BUTTER AND SUGAR
> (which fades to white within hours of opening in my garden).  I suspect
> the
> same process, starting with whites with yellow hafts, would also work for
> versicolors.
> 
> I'm guessing you'd have to start with whites because the blue/violet
> pigments would certainly interfere with the yellow.
> 
> Can anyone in the loop tell us about recent progress on yellow siberians?
> 
> Bill Shear
> Department of Biology
> Hampden-Sydney College
> Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
> (804)223-6172
> FAX (804)223-6374
> email<bills@hsc.edu>
> 
> 
> 
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