I've seen something similar in some Arilbred irises
and a few MDBs and SDBs.
Especially since you mention that every seedling in
this cross shows this effect, I'm leaning toward the conclusion that this is an
inherited trait, possibly carried as a recessive in both parents. It seems that
some pigments are temperature sensitive and react by darkening.
I find it an added point of interest if it
compliments the overall effect of the plant in bloom.
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Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 8:16 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Little Help
A little help please. I have attached a photo of one of my
seedlings which has blotches or measle spots. Not sure if this was the
result of freeze damage, just a quirk this year or an actual
characteristic. I don't recall this appearence when I
selected originally. None of the other seedlings around this one
show the same signs but every plant in this cross seems to be afflicted.
Ideas and opinions are welcome.
Iris4u Iris Garden