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Sent: Monday, January 19, 2004 10:34
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: sdlng
"You know Linda - - it couldn't hurt crossing
your seedling with a dark blue Plicata... Blue Staccatto comes to mind (Gibson
76, a nice 40" tall, and a good grower (at least in this neck of the states).
Blooms EM.)"-- Margie V.
There are a couple descendants of 'Blue
Staccatto' in circulation that may be useful, includind the BB Dykes Medal
(England) 'Orinoco Flow.' It has strong costrast also, and does throw full
height TB's. Another, although dated, but still very good is another
seedling of 'Blue Staccatto,' 'Rare Treat.'
Some of Keppel's very dark rimmed plicatas from
the black plicata line developing might be useful too, such as
Neil Mogensen z 7 western