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RE: HYB:  TB:  Pink Seedlings

  • Subject: RE: [iris-photos] HYB:  TB:  Pink Seedlings
  • From: dawnsharon2001 dawnsharon2001@nyc.rr.com
  • Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 13:28:53 -0500

Is that why a true sugar pink, leaning neither to peach nor to lilac, is so 
hard to find?

Another question: most pink TB beards are described as orange or tangerine. 
What about the pink beards on some non-pink SDBs? Is there any way to 
produce a self pink with pink beard?

At 09:55 AM 3/30/2005, Sharon wrote:

>"FRANCELLE EDWARDS" <fjmjedwards@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> >The Pond Lily X Happenstance is my least favorite.  It opens deep orchid
> >and fades to a lighter mauve pink.  It's hafts seem narrow and its heavy
> >lace seems to curl the edge of the falls.  It has a strange zigzag
> >stalk.  I'm not sure of the bud count yet.  I'm really hoping that among
> >its dozen siblings I'll find something better.
>Ahhhh... The great challenge of breeding for pinks -- how to draw the line 
>between the pinkish orchids and flamingo pink. In my experience, the 
>orchid pigments fade with age while the flamingo pink pigments 
>persist.  If a flower becomes more pink with age, it's a keeper!  May not 
>be worthy of introduction, but can still be good breeding stock.

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