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Re: HYB: wide or interspecies crosses

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: HYB: wide or interspecies crosses
  • From: Diana Louis <glouis@rogerswave.ca>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 04:26:16 -0600 (MDT)

On Mon, 13 Oct 1997, Chad Schroter wrote:

>         Have seen some interesting messages referring to interspecies cross's, 
> ones I think I remember were Louisiana Tet. by Spuria and Louisiana Tet. by I. 
> versicolor. I have read about some in WOI specifically involving I. pallida, I. 
> tectorum, I. japonica, i.e. the evansias. How can I predict what will "take" as 
> some of these crosses involve some strange Chromosome counts (28 x 30) etc. I 
> have most types of Iris including some Tet. Louisiana's and several species iris
> and would like to play around but don't know what "works". It would be more fun 
> if the offspring had some chance of being fertile instead of mules. Louisiana x 
> Spuria sounds pretty WIDE to me, like PCI by Siberian (CalSibe ?). Any fun 
> suggestions out there ?    Chad Schroter in Los Gatos CA Zone 9b

Chad, Try I versicolor X I ensata. Tony Huber has been very
successful with these.

Diana Louis <dlouis@dynamicro.on.ca> <- private email address
Zone 4 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada 
AIS, CIS, SIGNA, IRIS-L, Canadian Wildflower Soc.

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