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RE: Looking for Good Parents

Hello, John,

I do pollen daubing on the opposite side of Phoenix from you, and I have
tried several from your list.
Arizona Redhead is a very nice iris.  After several tries, I got a pod from
it on Mastery.  The seedlings were not good, and I didn't keep any.  Others
may have had better luck with other partners.
Barbara My Love is one of my best parents.
Barzilian Holiday didn't do well for me here.
Bride's Blush is reported to be an excellent parent.  I haven't tried it.
I'm growing Decadence for the first time this year and hope to use it.
My first cross with Polish Princess turned out a lot of duds.  I have
another cross just getting ready to bloom, so I will see how it does.
Some people have gotten nice seedlings from Ring Around Rosie.  Mine were
too short, and Richard Ernst says that they usually are.
I have some interesting seedlings from Wearing Rubies.

Since you live in the Valley of the Sun, I suggest that you should check out
the Sun Country Iris Society which meets the first Tuesday of each month
7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Valley Garden Center on 15th Ave. just north of
McDowell.  We are an active bunch who do iris shows, garden tours and share
information with each other.  Our web site is www.suncountryiris.org.

Francelle Edwards  Glendale, AZ  Zone 9

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-iris@hort.net [mailto:owner-iris@hort.net] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 2:57 PM
To: iris@hort.net
Subject: [iris] Looking for Good Parents

I'm new to the hobby of hybridizing irises and am trying to decide on
some irises to add to my garden for that purpose. The process is
pretty overwhelming due to the large number to choose from.  My main
interest is TB although I do have a fewFollowing is a partial list of
some that I'm interested in.  If any of you have had good ( or bad )
experiences using any of these as pollen or pod parents I'd like to
hear from you.

Best Regards and thanks in advance,
John Gwilliam
Tempe Arizona  Zone 9

Achy Breaky Heart
Arizona Redhead
Avalon Sunset
Barbara My Love
Beverly Sills
Bold Encounter
Brazilian Holiday
Breath of Dawn
Bride's Blush
Calypso Beat
Candy Clouds
Can't Touch This
Circus World
High Chaparral
In Focus
Iron Eagle
Iwan'A Iguana
Llama Mama
Let's Be Friends
Mam Zelle
Okapi Poppy
No Egrets
Polish Princess
Ransom Note
Ring Around Rosie
Wearing Rubies
Wild Angel
Wing Commander

John Gwilliam
Tempe, Arizona
Zone 9

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