I'm new here and just getting acquainted with the fascinating
exchanges and conversations.
I loved Elm's three seedlings. Since it looks as if the pics
were taken in dull weather, I have taken the liberty of
brightening and sharpening them up with Photoshop
and have attached them here, to help highlight the beauty
of these three.
Sent: Apr 10, 2010 3:42 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] PHOTO: first 3 pumila seedlings from pum7XTT
I am excited about this cross of (pum
7 X 'Tiny Temptress'). Pum 7 is a pumila seedling of mine. "TT" is a
pumila of the Willotts that they registered as an MDB. For once, I had a
batch of seedlings that were not all purple. In fact, both last year and
this year I have tossed all the purple seedlings for the reasons that their
substance was poor or else just because their purple coloring would dominate,
and I do not want to hybridize for purple irises. Seedling 1 is a cute
lemon yellow with brown rays at the tips of the beards that are white and turn
tangerine in the throats. I tore a small piece out of the falls when I was
trying to free the bud from the sheath too early. Seedling 2 is in tones of blue and red violet with beards that
are near red in the throats. Seedling 3 is a darling little bright white
that has distressed blue violet fall patches. Beards are white and turn
orange in the throats. Another seedling was purple, but I tossed it
out. I will send photos of their siblings tomorrow.