Mary Lou, I was told, by a hybridizer friend with experience, to be
that 'San Leandro' (in LW) would pass on bad branching. I've
tended to avoid
it through the years for this very reason, but did give
in to 'Lunar
Whitewash.' It has passed on the poor branching when
crossed to things with
bad branching. (Double shot of bad branching.)
I should have some blooms
from 'All Revved Up' (good branching which it
usually passes on) by 'Lunar
Whitewash.' One of the goals is to see if
LW will pass on the branching when
used with good branching.
As with other characteristics, it seems the
children will tell the
Griff, sometimes it opens in time here,
but it does seem to be getting
later as time passes. Still worth working
with due to the form . . .
Zone 6 KY
From: J. Griffin Crump <mailto:jgcrump%40cox.net>
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 8:18 am
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: Lunar
Mary Lou -- Iâm glad to hear of your
seedlings. Iâve had Lunar
Whitewash for several years and admire it,
but it usually reblooms too
late to beat the freeze. This past year
was one of my best rebloom
years, but LW showed up too late again and was
zapped. -- Griff
February 15, 2012 10:28 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB:
I've never seen LW growing
anywhere but here.
In my garden, it reblooms early enough to get
the job done,
but doesn't seem to have the vigor to develop branches
buds. Since it's the product of a sibling cross, I've
suspected some diminished vigor was a result.
quality bloom, especially for a not-blue Z5 RE.
After 10 years at
it, I have several pod candidates with all the
vigor anyone could want.
There are currently about 70 seedlings
in here with me out of LW by Coral
Chalice and English Charm
waiting for spring. Tilting at the not-blue
They are doing fine so far. Vigor can come
from either side.
Generally, though, I get more vigor if mom is the tough
Mitochondrial DNA is my guess.
Mary Lou, near