RE: new seedlings
Your seedlings sound lovely. I've been hankering after Mesmerizer but now
I can wait for your seedlings to be introduced. Maybe by then, I'll have
more land so that I can buy all of them.
Ottawa, Canada (zone 4) -- where Sunray Reflection will be the first TB to
bloom either today or tomorrow
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> Dear Friends: Here goes a second try to get this information to you. It
> been a good season here. The tornatoes and the hail storms manged to miss
> us, and I am grateful. The most exciting new seedlings have been in my
> attempts to get reblooming Space-Agers, - or just Space-Agers
> NN 32 has been a very good cross. it is from my KK 130 "Flying" , a
> double grandchild of ANNE BOLEYN, by pollen of Monty Byers' GODSEND. NN
> 32-9-2 is an orchid with red beards ending in bright purple fuzz. I took a
> stalk along to the Charlotte Iris Show, (having first asked permission to
> bring seedlings, and of course not judging that division. ) It managed to
> win first place!! A sibling, NN 32 LAST has just come into bloom; it is an
> apricot-pink with self flounces, some white in the falls.
> Even later is PP 56, which opened only yesterday. It is a big white
> with flounces, excellent in form and substance, and is from NN 32-2-3 X
> Mesmerizer. Unlike its "papa" the seedling's red beards are readily seen,
> and add to the excitement. I found it in the evening, in the rain!. its
> pollen was wet and spoiled. Hopefully the next blooms will have some, but
> almost all other beardeds are over with!
> Just a few days ago I found RR 49-1-1, similar to the above but a
> creamy yellow, -really a white with yellow influences. I rushed out the
> next morning to collect pollen , - - and it had none. But since then it
> has produced good pollen! What a lucky break!
> One cross that has been very useful is OO 33 RENOWN X MESMERIZER. It
> gives width of haft, size and good substance. OO 33 4-1 is an amoena with
> tiny horns, and OO 33C-6-1 is a neglecta with big flounces, to which I
> the nickname Superba. There were other siblings as well.
> A novelty , a lavender-orchid with orange influences, had flounces,
> witha sort of "dish" at the end, and the inside of the "dish" is orange!
> Mike Lowe put a picture of OO 24 Sweet Sixteen on the web. It is a
> white with similar "dishes" on the end of the flounces, and each is filled
> with petaloids of white and yellow, all frilled. You can guess that
> Mesmerizer is its parent.
> Lloyd Zurbrigg in Durham NC Thank goodness for the spurias and
> Louisianas and Japanese to keep the season going.