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Re: Re: HYB: help - breeding non-messy hafts?

  • Subject: Re: Re: HYB: help - breeding non-messy hafts?
  • From: Paul Archer <pharcher@mindspring.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 15:33:18 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

I haven't acquired many hafty types. not sure if that was on purpose or not.  As far as crossing to get rid of it...I haven't gotten that far as I'm pretty focused on other characters at the moment.  The haftiest ones I can recall are Best Bet and Chinese Treasure and good ol' Frank Adams and their kids haven't been to bad in the haft area, nothing glaring that I can recall of there was enough to choose from that I didn't mind tossing them.  The plicatas I have worked with have been Jessie's Song, Light Beam, Chicasaw Sue and Purple Pepper and most of their kids I've selected have veinging around the beard area.

The two seedlings might help with rebloom as Good show is a rebloom carrier and Beverly Sills does rebloom, just not here or NC

Oh yeah, and you asked if you should gow them in pots ot put them straight int he ground?  Well, I guess you are the better judge at that but it sems like you you had better start them in pots until you have enough to split some off to try in the ground.  They might do better in the ground when acclimated as well.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Linda Mann <lmann@lock-net.com>
>Sent: May 5, 2009 8:16 AM
>To: iris@hort.net
>Subject: [iris] Re: HYB: help - breeding non-messy hafts?
>Betty has suggested (I think) that breeding with non-plics helps avoid 
>messy hafts, but I'm kind of stuck with most/all? the rebloom lines that 
>I want to work with being from plic ancestry.
>So the question is, what to do with them now that I have them.
>Obvious answer is toss them, start over, hope for something 
>better/cleaner, avoid dark colors other than really dark, ....
>Paul, others, have you crossed GOOD SHOW or one of your other "clean" 
>seedlings with something hafty to see what happens?
>I've done some experiments myself, but only a few blooms so far:
>hafty variegata X HELLO DARKNESS = much less hafty dark purple self, one 
>slightly hafty cream, veins tan X TREASURED = all clean children - 
>yellow, white, pale blue, pink.
>Both of these crosses are drifting farther away from potential rebloom :-(
>Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
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