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Re: TB: Identification of tall bearded iris needed

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: TB: Identification of tall bearded iris needed
  • From: "Steve Mahlberg" s_j_mahlberg@yahoo.com
  • Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 14:37:05 -0000

I won't give up anytime soon. I have only recently jumped into the 
iris hybridizing fun.
I guess my statement was slightly misworded.
I meant to say that I self pollinated my "Lent A Williamson" look 
alike and attempted cross pollinating other varieties with pollen 
from my "L.A.W." look alike and non of the crosses using this 
variety were successful at this time. However pollinating my "LAW" 
look alike with a different cultivar resulted in very large pods 
with many seeds (germination awaiting)
I am not sure how many crosses one needs to attempt with a given  
variety to be certain, or fairly so of fertility either way. I would 
make an educated guess, knowing the pod fertility of this and other 
cultivars I attempted pollinating with the "LAW" look alike iris' 
pollen. I am fairly certain my cultivar is pollen sterile, that was 
why i mentioned reading about "Lent A Williamson" being a successful 
pollen donar. But, based on your comment below, I guess I still 
shouldn't rule out the possibility that my cultivar could very well 
be "Lent A Williamson".
thanks for the tip...
looking forward to seedlings from my cross attempt.
Steve M.  -- N.E. MN zone 4b on the lake shore -- brrrrr....
> For some cultivars, fertility can vary depending on location and  
> conditions.   Don't give up.  
> Betty W. in  South-central KY Zone 6
> Bridge In Time Iris Garden@website:
> _www.thegardensite.com/irises/bridgeintime/_ 
> (http://www.thegardensite.com/irises/bridgeintime/) 
> _Reblooming Iris - Home Page_ (http://www.rebloomingiris.com/)  
> _iris-photos archives_ (http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/)  
> _iris-talk archives_ (http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/)  
> _AIS: American Iris Society website_ (http://www.irises.org/)

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