Re: Re: classifying as a Rebloomer
Last year I made a few crosses using Buckskin Babe and seedlings to
rebloomers of the Fall cyclic type. Some more this year including
Buckskin Babe X Pink Attraction both ways. I'm expecting some hardy
pink rebloomers from this, that will be carrying the tangerine factor
Buckskin Babe is a dusty orange, that is very hardy, fast increaser
and produces early increases. Pink Attraction is a hardy pink here and
a reliable rebloomer.
I have done surveys of my plants late in summer /early fall and made
note of how they do in terms of when they start increase and how many
increases they have. I have several seedlings that have been selected
on this trait to use for breeding hardy pink and orange iris . They
are also suitable for breeding for rebloomers.
Getting hardy genes into facilitative vernalization bloomers ( ie
California, warm climate of coastal, translate to whichever works for
you) doesn't advance rebloom for zone 7 or colder.
I'm also using my selected early increasers to put pollen from iris
with genes I want that are not usually good doers here. And then
selecting for good colour and hardiness from them. Been doing this for
awhile. Getting some really good results so far.
If my ideas are right, I'll get pink rebloomers from crosses I made
this year. May not have form I want but form is easier to recover then
hardy pink rebloom. Set first priorities on hardest goal. And I do
have good orange and pink coming with improved form and early bud
set to use in future crosses.
A southern iris I have identified as having good potential is Thunder
Quay. And excellent formed blue violet, that grows supper well here,
and has early increase. Check parentage. Silverado X Kathleen Kay
Nelson. I have pods on this from pink pollen parent.
From: Betty Wilkerson <email@example.com>
To: iris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sun, Oct 5, 2014 12:40 pm
Subject: Re: [iris] Re: classifying as a Rebloomer
Chuck, I've not been on the coomputer for a couple of days so I'm
a lot of material, so this may have been covered already.
this is parts: 1-3.
1:1 cold hardy x cal rebloomer. Will produce (some)
more CA rebloomers. These in turn, being half cold hardy rebloomers
won't always) produce cold hardy rebloomers when crossed with more cold
rebloomers. Are you saying that
1:2 Cold hardy rebloom x cold hardy
rebloom. Most people are not willing to devote the time or space to
the 1,000+ seedlings needed to produce an improved bloom. (much less
takes to incorporate the recessive qualities.) What about that white
in the room??? The UGLY blooms? Or the ugly colors?
1:3 . . . what to do
when the pink, orange, & red bearded white do not grow well at all??
given area) Anyway, just how many "oncers" must one grow to determine
"right" plants might be? There are literally thousands of cultivars I
have to "trial" to determine the "strong" plants, which might not be
In support of this (1-3) I will submit 'Returning Chameleon,'
which is one of the be best rebloomers I've introduced. (Pink Sleigh x
Immortality) Pink Sleigh promptly died right after I harvested the pod.
During the next winter. Not hardy. I spent years with this method.
Schreiner things in early years.
What cultivars would you suggest people
<<When people start crossing strong cold climate rebloomers with
hardy plants with good secondary factors, we will start making good
progress in rebloom breeding.>>
Zone 6 KY
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