Well, Robin, you aren't alone. Don Spoon says
984U9 has the most perfectly shaped bloom he has ever seen. Trouble is, I
think it may not set seed. I've tried many crosses to it because of that
shape, but without success. I'm sure you've heard the theory that
seedlings are most likely to inherit the form of the pod parent.
Fortunately, its pollen is very potent. This past year was the first in
which I've used it as a donor, and I have seeds planted from pods on
several of my seedlings and on ROSALIE FIGGE and BEFORE THE
STORM. So, maybe there's an outside chance to transmit that form.
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Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2007 12:56
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: CULT:
I especially like the form on 984U9. Hope you can get a cross made
with Haunting. I have had some sucess with pollen collected indoors when
held for use on spring bloom. Hopefully it will hold well for you.
zone 5 NE
feels like spring here - not letting myself get fooled : )
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