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Re: TB: Unknown burgundy

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: TB: Unknown burgundy
  • From: land_of_mu@yahoo.com
  • Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 20:36:55 -0000

Hi Neil-

I'm not sure how to tell if an iris is a diploid or tetraploid, so 
can't answer your query.  What are the defining characteristics there?

You're right about the haft marks.  They are so faint as to be almost 
non-existant.  They are confined to the area right around the beard, 
very close in, have a yellow cast to them, and don't stand out at all. 

I don't believe it is PBF, but it is hard to say for sure.  I think I 
would remember if it was.  There is no fan on it right now as I got no 
increase before it bloomed, then it was dug up and potted a few weeks 
ago, along with all the rest of my irises, and is basically the rhiz w/ 
a stem and one leaf on it.  I'm really hoping that old rhiz will put 
out some kind of increase before winter or I may have seen it's one and 
only bloom.

I'll look around for 'Technicolor' and 'Tomeco' and their relatives to 
see how they compare.  Thanks for your input!

Mike U.
Oly Wa

--- In iris-photos@y..., neilm@c... wrote:
> Mike, I have no idea what it might be, but I note some 
> characteristics--one is the paper-sheath below the bud.  This 
> couldn't be a diploid could it?  Not many tets have paper sheaths, 
> although it did occur--Snow Flurry for example has them.
> Also the lack--or near lack--of conspicuous haft marks.  That also is 
> unusual in early reds and burgandy colors.  One of the first to have 
> really clean color was TECHNICOLOR and from it, TOMECO.  This 
> burgandy may have kinship with TECHNICOLOR.  The quality was so 
> unusual that Schreiners went on to build from this line of breeding 
> with VITAFIRE and through its offspring POST TIME, almost all more 
> recent reds.
> Many reds and burgandies have purple or reddish leaf bases.  Is this 
> one colored or plain?


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