Bob, i Love your 24JU23!
I dream of IBs from it.......maybe you could pollinate 'Bluebeard's Ghost' with it!
(But if ever you would cross it with 'Forever Blue', could you spare a dozen seeds for me?)
As for creating a great TB, a match made in heaven for dramatic dark beards would be with 'Mythology' (T.Johnson03), and for flounces, what about 'Just For Kicks' (Black05) ?
Thanks for this treat!
i know you'll come up with great ideas....can't wait to see the results!
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Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2009 4:59 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Seedling 24JU23
The photo on the left is seedling 99AH13 a cross between Speed Limit X Twice Thrilling
The second photo is the result of crossing Electric Shock to seedling 99AH13. My thought was wouldn't 99AH13 look better with a dark beard and dark horn. The result was seedling 24JU23. I believe the next progression will be improve the branching and truely make it a dark top, crossing it with Crowned Heads or even a newer or a later edition of one of the great dark tops currently on the market. Stay tuned.
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