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Re: TB: (Photo) Historic - Sky Queen

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB: (Photo) Historic - Sky Queen
  • From: "jgcrump" jgcrump@erols.com
  • Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 11:23:58 -0400

Janet  --  Don't despair on breeding from BEST BET.  It doesn't necessarily pass on its dying habit.  I have several nice, vigorous, seedlings from it, including the rebloomer HAUNTING (Winterberry Gardens 2006) and RANKS OF BLUE, introduced by Winterberry in 2004.  --  Griff
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 4:37 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB: (Photo) Historic - Sky Queen

Hi Margie,
    I did use it one year with, and at the time I didn't know this wasn't a good idea, Best Bet.
First one to bloom was ugly with a capital U...second and third from that cross haven't bloomed yet.   Best Bet tends to bloom out and did for me, then died...so I don't have great hopes for that cross...but...
   Sky Queen is one I'll be using again with other newer ones to get rebloom...
Janet Natale
zone 8 of SC

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