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Re: RE: Pseudacorous Seedlings

  • Subject: Re: RE: Pseudacorous Seedlings
  • From: "Francesca Thoolen" <arilpums@comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 10:19:22 -0700


Good morning Chuck, I particularly like the white specimen. Do you have any plans for it?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 4:03 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] RE: Pseudacorous Seedlings


Here are two seedlings. The yellow one kept because of eye shape. Also
a slightly different shade of yellow.

Second one kept because of lime colour and shape.

My breeding on these is a bit unorthodox. I select a number of seed
pods based on what mother plant is like and then cull out planting
until I
have a selection of interesting plants. then again collect seeds. Thus
bees select
from a group of plants in proximity to each other As I have a wide
selection of
pseudacorus this results in increasingly larger
variation in plants. I used to do selective crosses but it didn't seem
to produce anything better then this method. It may almost be time to
go back to selective crosses. I have made sure there is a good mix of
pale seedlings and
quite a number of seedlings now carry genes for white. Some sedlings
also carry genes for
doubles. This is a result of a bee pod collected from Suncascade a
number of years back. All the
seedlings from this pod were singles, but I have been saving pods from
these seedlings of Suncascade
and finally have gotten a few doubles. About 5 double seedlings now.
Hoping for a white or
lime double at some point in time.

The Pyramid seedling got a lot of attention from garden visitors. It
was such a nice clump and displayed for a long time. I turned down a
lot of offers to buy a piece of it. I had a good photo of clump, but
0find it on a quick search.

Chuck Chapman 


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