Re: Re: REB: rebloom seedlings
Facilitative vernalization rebloom referrers to those that rebloom
only in ag zone 8 and 9. Sometimes called Coastal rebloomers,
California rebloomers or warm climate rebloomers.
Oxmoor Hills has rebloom reported in zones 5, 6 & 7 but not 8 or 9
Gates of Heaven has rebloom reported in zones 6 and 7 but not reported
in zone 8 or 9
So neither is a FZ iris, I would expect rebloom in first generation
as both has FC genes plus need to have good secondary rebloom genes as
they do rebloom. in zones 6 and 7.
Tea Leaves is reported rebloom in zones 5,6,7,8 &9. Not a FZ plant.
So will be expected to produce rebloom in first generation (for zones 6
and 7) when crossed to something with good secondary characteristics.
Both of these are examples of the crosses I would recomend for getting
rebloom. And ones that should give lots of seedlings that survive and
that you can choose from.
Linda, this is not a criticism of your breeding program. I'm trying to
give people information that helps develop a program to produce
rebloomers using the most
productive choices. And that is using rebloomers in your climate
that are reliable and consistent with the iris that in your climate
that have best secondary rebloom characteristics.
Stay away from the seductive but false reasoning that FZ (warm
climate only rebloomers) bred to good reliable rebloomers in your
climate will lead to rebloomers with characteristics of warm climate
bloomers. It can be done, but will take a lot of time and you will be
much farther ahead using plants that do exceptionally well in your
own garden, combining great rebloomers with strong growers with
secondary rebloom characteristics.
From: Linda Mann <email@example.com>
To: iris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mon, Oct 6, 2014 7:02 am
Subject: [iris] Re: REB: rebloom seedlings
Oxmoor Hills X Gate
of Heaven is <one> generation. (Imm x Treasured) X Tea Leaves is 2
Linda Mann east TN USA zone 7
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