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Re: Question from newbie

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Question from newbie
  • From: "Vera Shotwell" <vshotwel@dreamscape.com>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 22:41:26 -0000

--- In iris-photos@yahoogroups.com, "Vera Shotwell" <vshotwel@d...> 
>  Hello all
> Three years ago in the fall, I planted a bed of "black" iris of 
> several different varieties, so this is the second year I've had 
> blooms. Last year, all was well. However, this year I've got 
> something strange going on! There are yellow tall bearded among 
> and another shorter one that I believe is a Siberian type (with 
> narrow falls) that's purple and yellow. Can anyone tell me what has 
> happened?
> Thanks, Vera Shotwell

All the iris were purchased mailorder from reputable companies by 
variety. I just checked my established beds of old-fashioned purple 
iris which have been here several years, and I see some strangers 
appearing in them!!!! Is it possible that cross-pollination has 
occurred? I know nothing about iris breeding.


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