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Re: HYB: Iris purpureobractea seedlings
  • Subject: Re: HYB: Iris purpureobractea seedlings
  • From: thomas silvers <tesilvers@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 11:42:30 -0800 (PST)


Hi Pat,
Thanks and yes, I've been trying to select for better _expression_ of that purple foliage pigment. This one has pretty good _expression_ but I've had a few others that show it a little better.

I rarely if ever fertilize or water so this one's just growing in the unamended local clay soil like all the rest of my irises.
Take care, Tom

Hi Thomas;

----- Original Message -----
While I am a novice at any propagation of iris, the example in your photo
looks very robust and the purple pigment would likely be an attractive
selling feature for some if that is what you are looking for? What are you
feeding your iris plants?


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