Thanks Colleen. Makes perfect
sense now, the way you explained it. I guess after all these years, some
of the higher level genetic talks might actually be sinking into this old
And reminds me to go dig my Song of
Norway from under the trees, as it hasn't bloomed for a few years. I
always get side-tracked by something. Yesterday, I did manage to dig a few
that were too far under the pine trees on the south side, but after getting my
hair caught in the low branches numerous times, I called it quits for
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Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 3:08
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Chimera or
Looks like a chimera to me. During
development the anthocyanin gene failed to switch on in part of the flower.
Great for letting you see what's under the blue.
Here's one of mine
where the dominant white gene failed to switch on, in Song Of
El Hutchison wrote:
I noticed this seedling had a yellow "streak" on it this year.
Never seen that in the 7 or so years it's been in my garden. I don't
know the parents, alas.
This happened with IB Swing School a few years back too, but in its
I know in lilies this would be called a "jumping gene", but is there
a phrase for it in iris terms?