Neither of these made pollen this year. But crossing the derivatives of those plants obtained via an unbalanced chromosome parent is something I want to do. Just haven't managed to grow enough plants to have much of an opportunity.
TG has never rebloomed for me, but it has given repeat bloom on several occasions. I had big, fat pods one year and then several more fans put up bloom stalks and bloomed. My conditions don't lend themselves to rebloom, so it may have rebloomed elsewhere.
--- In mailto:iris-photos%40yahoogroups.com
, "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@...> wrote:
> A very pretty flower, Donald. Might you want to cross it with the red near-amoena ((TENNESSEE GENTLEMAN x SCOTCH GOLD) x ENERGIZER) that you just posted. Two doses of TG, then. Does TG rebloom in your area? I don't see any RE in its background, but keep thinking I heard a report of rebloom somewhere. -- Griff
> From: Donald Eaves
> Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 9:14 PM
> To: mailto:iris-photos%40yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [iris-photos] AB: sdlg half sibling
> The cross here is (TENNESSEE GENTLEMAN x SCOTCH GOLD) x (LIGHTS OF ARABIA x
> DESERT EMBROIDERY). A bit stronger on the aril characteristics. Quite a
> bit to work with here if it can pass it along to another generation. Very
> strong substance, very wide falls. Falls a bit too horizontal. Also set a
> very full pod. They're planted but so far nothing is up. Both seedlings
> display a characteristic I'd like to maintain. They developed the bloom
> stalks at a much slower rate than most TBs. Those stalks were very strong.
> It also puts the bloom time toward the end of the AB bloom meaning there
> will often be less risk of being caught by a late freeze. But the truth is
> I don't really know what may come of using the unbalanced chromosome set
> parents. So I'd like to get to another generation using these.
> Donald Eaves
> Texas Zone 7b, USA