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Re: Re:HYB:Deepening Pink


I agree that crossing with reds will only produce unrequired results. Even
if you get the rose/violet colour without the yellow and if the plant
carries pink genes you will still only get a rosy/violet pink. Norma Jean is
a vigorous rich shrimp pink that sometimes produces pollen. I have got some
deep pink seedling from it. A suggestion would be Notorious (pod fertile) x
Norma Jean (pollen fertile). Or perhaps use Orange Slices which has strong
pink and orange colours.

Colleen Modra
-----Original Message-----
From: Chuck Chapman <irischapman@netscape.net>
To: iris-talk@egroups.com <iris-talk@egroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2000 11:49
Subject: [iris-talk] Re:HYB:Deepening Pink


>Pink is based on the tangerine factor which is a variation on the yellow
that
>is found in the inside of the petal. Both yellow and pink iris also have a
>gene for repression of the violet pigments (anthocyanidins). Red (and
brown)
>iris are usually a combination of yellow and violet in vaarious proportion.
>Crossing a pink with a red will not produce any pink offspring unless the
red
>is a tangerine and violet (very unlikely)or the plant carries the tangerine
>gene. You are then left with probably a mix of yellow and brown plants.
Then
>it will require choosing the best yellows and crossing to each other and
>expecting a pink to show up. The ratio would indicate a small percentage of
>pink. An outcross would be better to a dark yellow and then back to a pink.
An
>even better would be to use a dark pink and reselect for darker pinks. For
a
>good parent take a look at WENCH. A very  nice iris that is exceptionally
>hardy and vigourous and does well in cold climates. You should be able to
very
>easily get the violet out of the falls and get darker pinks with less work
and
>spaace then required to pull recessives out of very wide crosses.
>
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