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TB another surprise

  • Subject: [PHOTO] [iris-photos] TB another surprise
  • From: "Donald Eaves" donald@eastland.net
  • Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 10:21:28 -0500

This THORNBIRD seedling is still managing to produce consistent appendages - 
all the same and on every bloom.  I was sure this year with the late freezes 
and early excessive heat that they'd disappear since that's what usually 
happens to SAs.  I've had to adjust to the color every year, but it has 
great carrying power across the distance.  I wish I like the overall form 
better.  It's been a strong growing, free blooming plant for a long time 
now.  I used the pollen on SOLAR FIRE last year and have a few new 
seedlings.  The appendages on the two are very different in how they occur 
in the blooms and I'm curious as to what form any appendages will take on 
the seedlings.  Also whether they'll disappear after the first couple of 
blooms or be variable.  SF doesn't hold them like this seedling.

Donald Eaves
Texas Zone 7b, USA 

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