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RE: HYB: Interesting seedling

  • Subject: RE: [iris-photos] HYB: Interesting seedling
  • From: "FRANCELLE EDWARDS" fjmjedwards@worldnet.att.net
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 15:44:57 -0700
  • Importance: Normal

From the time the pollen dauber makes the cross until she can see the first bloom is two years. Someone should show you how to take the pollen laden anther from the pollen parent and apply it to the stigmatic lip of pod parent to get the cross. Pods take about 2 months to form and ripen. Then seeds should be dried. Afterwards they should be soaked for 10 days with daily washings to remove a germinating inhibitor. Then they get chilled in a refrigerator for 3 to 4 months. Most hybridizers plant the seeds into pots and then transplant the seedlings when they get two to three inches high. By that time It’s been almost a year since the pollenization. They should grow and multiply and a few of them will bloom the second year. For me, more than half wait for the third year to bloom.


It’s work and it takes patience, but when you see your first beautiful seedling bloom, it’s all worth it.


Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ Zone 9


-----Original Message-----
From: Linda Weaselhead [mailto:rolling@ronan.net]
Tuesday, June 03, 2003 1:33 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: Interesting seedling


How long does it take from seed to bloom?  How hard are Iris to grow from seed?

Linda W

----- Original Message -----

Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: Interesting seedling



This seedling was a surprise for me this spring. It’s from Soul Sister X Romantic Evening. I don’t think anyone could say it’s not distinctive. Now if it just had better branching, more buds, etc. J


Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ Zone 9

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