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Re: HYB: Spanish Peaks

Thanks for all those details, Neil.  I went to TWOI to find out what
color it is, and while SPANISH PEAKS is mentioned about half a dozen
times in the context of white iris breeding, it never says what it looks
like.  I assumed it was white <g>

The thing that caught my attention is the comment about it probably
carrying a dominant inhibitor of yellow pigment because of results from
crosses with yellow amoenas and the need for further research.

Do you know more about that? & how it fits in with the various types of
yellow pigments?

<Of the whites, it produced the whitest-white colors in the color class
                   any of the great early whites.  It was never used as
heavily in breeding as
                   some of the other concurrent whites......

                   Spanish Peaks was far more likely than other whites
to produce offspring and
                   grand, or great-grandchildren without significant
yellow in the beard,
                   laying the goundwork for other color combinations
that did not depend on
                   yellow.  Sparklingly clean white or blue (or
violet-blue!) colors have come
                   from it.     Neil Mogensen  z 7  Reg 4  western NC

Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.korrnet.org/etis>
American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>
photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>
online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>

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