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Re: Re: HYB: Using good plants

--- Sterling Okase <sterling_o@yahoo.com> wrote:

>>> However, I don't often see many plants with an average of 12
- 15 buds per stalk, TB or otherwise (this is a tetraploid
median iris, by the way). <<<

Sterling - why not use this seedling for a few other crosses? I
don't know what your hybridizing 'goals' are but it seems that 
good form and vigor in a modern bearded iris is a laudable goal
no matter your ultimate goal. 

Linda Mann said: >>> It all depends on your goals.  To win
awards, you have to have the best flowers. The best plant won't
get you anywhere. <<<

That may happen in some areas re iris shows but _supposedly_ not
in the AIS awards' system of garden judging. There is always a
prettier flower, etc. If a plant is a good garden performer,
bring it on or at least work with it especially an IB.



Ellen Gallagher  <ellengalla@yahoo.com> / Berlin, New Hampshire / USDA Zone 3

Siberian-Species Iris Convention 2003, June 12-15 - Hamilton, ON Canada 
http://w3.one.net/~wilsonjh/ssi.htm  (Siberian iris pages)
http://www.crosswinds.net/~median/  (Median iris pages)
http://www.irisregister.com/  (AIS checklist data)
American Iris Society: www.irises.org

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