So they should be gardenable in your area! Valuable as breeding
stock for their growth habits, even if yoHumoresque is a great example of the
type I was talking about. Produced by two California iris whose own
parents came from colder regions, some of which had both northern heritage
and the infusion of I. mesopotamica.
In a message dated 3/30/2009 1:16:37 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
Actually, Sharon, the TB seedlings I hope to have blooming this year are
from Keith Keppel's historic Humoresque (1961). It did nothing for a few years
and then exploded in 2005 and has bloomed every year since. I have no idea
what it crossed with to produce seed but I am very glad I kept the seed pod
and decided to try and get them to germinate. If they do bloom, they will
probably be nothing to look at but they will be mine!
BJ in SW MB,
Canadian Prairies, Zone 2b CDA/3 USDA
> Have you tried any of the
historic TBs of more northern heritage? I would
> think they could
provide an interesting comparison.
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