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Re: Re: HYB: crosses with historics

I've really gone retrograde and am trying to set a few pods on some old
diploids. Talk about floppy! Looking for a few interesting color combos to
use with some diploid MTB breeding. Fun, though!
Jim Gibbons
NC Coast Zone 8A and sandy...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Mann" <lmann@volfirst.net>
To: "iris- talk" <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 7:48 AM
Subject: [iris] Re: HYB: crosses with historics

> What I've learned so far - two characteristics seem to dominate in F1s -
> small flowers and busy hafts.  Smaller and busier than both parents.
> I didn't make a lot of crosses with historics year before last, but for
> those who are considering playing with them, thought you'd like to hear
> my experience.
> Form and substance seem to suffer less.  I haven't bloomed any crosses
> using a really wide parent yet - haven't had any that grew well enough
> here to suit me till this year.  CRAZY FOR YOU looks promising.
> Colors can be nice.  I'll post a bee baby from HELEN COLLINGWOOD and
> some others eventually.
> --
> Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
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