I wonder what is at work in the
reduced budcount you are noticing. With the forced run into bloomseason
you seem to be having--temps too high too soon? I wonder if that is the
factor at work.
I have wondered the same thing. It
seems that when we have a mild February, some of our irises rush out of their semi-dormancy
and don’t give time for their normal number of buds to develop in the
stalk. That makes it really hard to
evaluate the early blooming seedlings.
have had a cool week now, which has slowed everything down. Four fifths of the irises will bloom
sometime in April, which is their normal time.
new seedlings are blooming. Only
the first one, the white that I posted, is a keeper. Several are from SA breeding, but no SA
appendages have been seen so far. That white did manage to bloom seven buds
over sixteen days, and I think it’s the prettiest white I’ve ever
grown. Maybe that’s its Mama