Re: Getting the Blues
In a message dated 96-06-27 23:08:38 EDT, you write:
>Tetraploid genetics may be a bit more complicated than your statement would
>imply. Victoria Falls is prone to go over in many areas of the country,
>however it has produced some outstanding iris with no tendency to flop.
>Victoria Falls has a well documented habit of producing good rebloomers. A
>few descendents that I know of offhand are listed below to the second
>generation. If you go back to the third, the list becomes unwieldy.
6/28/96 8:09 A.M.
Your point is well taken. There is certainly more to iris genetics than my
comment would imply. I would also agree that VICTORIA FALLS has produced some
good offspring in the F2 and F3 generations. I feel that Schreiner's could
have used VF as a "bridge plant", meaning that it could be used in
hybridizing without formally introducing it.
At this point maybe it's best to let VF rest in peace.