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Earlier in the year, I dissed RETURNING CHAMELEON because I couldn't get it 
to cross either way.  I immediately went out and tried it again. This year it 
proved me wrong.  Although I tried it with several other irises, the only thing 
it took on was LIGHT REBUFF, a pinkish orange of Dr. Smith's. It took both 

This really concerns LB.  LB pollen took on RC and the blue amoena seedling 
that has pink parentage.  Both took one pod only and produced 48 and 52 seed 
respectively. LB x RC set 2 pods but only produced 13 seed collectively with 
another 30 to 40 immature seed. Interesting??  Anyone have experience with LIGHT 
REBUFF in breeding?

These crosses were not the first made but were the first to mature. I have 
crosses involving plicatas that were earlier, but they've not started to spit.  

Another observation. This year the pods are only turning a little brown on 
the tip before they start to split. Most years the pods are usually completely 
brown before they split. They did pale some first, which caused me to start 
examining them each day. I have noticed they mature quicker here than at Alvaton. 
More heat and more light.

Has anyone noticed certain plants that seem to mature seed earlier than 
others? I've not made a study of it but found it interesting that the three crosses 
involving LB matured first?  Just curious.

Betty W. in South-central KY zone 6

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