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Re: Re: TB: I. germanica
  • Subject: Re: Re: TB: I. germanica
  • From: "El Hutchison" <>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 08:55:50 -0500


Median iris, especially SDB's, are the main part of my collection.  MDB's do well here too. 
Historic TB's seem to do better for me than more modern TB's, although I do try to order a few new ones each year.  Last year, a friend gave me 2 historic Japanese iris.  They're greening up already, so I'm quite pleased.
I've managed to keep a few AB's alive long enough for them to bloom, then most have died, alas.
I also have a few species iris that seem to be doing well enough to bloom consistently over the last few years.  I also tried a few spuria a few years back.  The original 3 bloomed, so I've been adding a few more to my collection as well, so I have about 20 now. 
Most of my 50 or so siberian iris like it here too.  I have an I versicolor that came from a nearby lake region, plus a few nice ones I grew from seed.  Now, I need to try some of those lovely sibtosas.  :)
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2010 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: TB: I. germanica

Thanks, El, I thought it was nice too but I don't think it's going to be very hardy. It only had one bloom. But it grew and bloomed here in Texas. Not many of the SDB's do.

On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 6:05 PM, El Hutchison <> wrote:

I especially like the one you've labeled as SDB seedling, Pearl.
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2010 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: TB: I. germanica

<I don't find it fertile tho, how about you?

<i. germanica> About 4 years ago I ended up with 4 bee pods one of them on i. germanica. I don't do any hybridizing but planted them just to see what I might get. The first one to bloom was from i. germanica. It is the blue seedling below. I had no idea what the other parent might be until the second one bloomed. It was an SDB. (see below) The only SDB I had blooming that year was Gentle Grace so I am assuming that must be the pollen parent. The blue seedling, while pretty, only had three blooms. The little SDB had only one.
I have a yellow seedling from a beepod the same year that came from an historical that might be Alta California. I have no idea what the other parent might be on this one but it has 7 blooms on the first stalk. That is unusual for me. Even on the newer better hybrids, I rarely get more than 5 blooms. The other bee pods each have a bud so I'll have to wait to see.


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