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Re: another sdlg sibling

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] another sdlg sibling
  • From: oneofcultivars@aol.com
  • Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 16:11:17 EDT

In a message dated 8/2/2003 9:40:24 AM Central Daylight Time, donald@eastland.net writes:

was different on these plum colored ones was a consistent wire edge of
paper-sack tan on the edge of the falls and standards.

Did this edge contain a metalic glint? You need to take a hard look a crossing this seedling with Merle Roberts' WIDDERSHINS. While a few more metallic filligreed irises are appearing now, they are still pretty rare. More importantly though WIDDERSHINS has proved itself capable of passing on the trait. See his seedling 97-96A at


With the the beauty of your seedling in this photo as well as the second seedling you posted, I can see nothing but greatness coming from such a cross reguardless of the resulting ground color.

Never short of opinion and again finding myself envious results achieved by others,

Bill Burleson

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