In a message dated 6/18/2005 2:14:52 P.M. Central Standard Time,
able to find your earlier message re the red seedling from
Griff, Linda and I were talking about black irises that might carry
rebloom. (off list) I mentioned BLACKOUT. As she's
mentioned before, she can't download pictures so I send the pictures to iris
photos so she can look at them! This is the same picture I had on bus #1
that you and Ken saw.
((Her Royal Highness X Inferno) x Journey (sib) X Blackout
The pod parent is a sporadic rebloomer and was originally scheduled for
introduction this year as ANOTHER JOURNEY. It was a sibling cross.
I've not been pleased with it since I moved it out here so I may not introduce
This new seedling, 1614-1, was planted in my friend's garden and maiden
bloom was last year. I was impressed with several from the cross
but this one had extra clean hafts, in addition to good growth habits, so I
brought it here to line out last fall. Heavy pbf too. I remembered
liking the branching but didn't remember it being this good. I have 7
clumps. So far no rebloom. I'm especially fond of the smooth look of
the falls. No crosses on it yet.
In the early days of breeding for red rebloomers I collected a number of
older sporadic rebloomers. INFERNO put up fall stalks for me in Alvaton,
both 1986 & 1987.
I have a reblooming red seedling from GALLANT MOMENT X FEED BACK. But
FB is giving me that fall spot.
I almost gave up breeding the red lines. The pod parent on this one
was threatened with the shovel, and that's when it started reblooming!
<vbg> The GM X FB one? One fall, I threw most of it away and then
noticed a stalk in the last clump!