It certainly can and has happened with tetraploids, and several of
these sports have ben registered.
White Witch is a regular plicata sport of Batik.
Ther was also a white sport of Beverly Sills registered,
Many others I'm sure.
From: "Linda Hunt" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Fri May 5, 2006 7:48pm(PDT)
Subject: Re: Dumping irises!( was Can Someone explain this?)
That is a great story. I don't think that occurred here, but still an
interesting story. I spoke to a local iris farm about this iris
he gave me an interesting explanation. He said that there are
with diploid iris when the chromosomes falter and it can actually throw
unusual rhizome increase that is different from the mother rhizome. He
explained to me that this can't occur with tetraploids, because the
chromosome makeup does not support it. Who knows. But I plan on
this rhizome loose in the fall and planting it independently to see what
occurs next year! :) Have a great night
On 5/5/06, Autmirislvr@aol.com
> In a message dated 5/4/2006 9:21:37 P.M. Central Standard Time,
> <<Maybe somebody was "dumping" one they didn't want anymore and
> you'd give it a good home (sort of like people who dump there dog on
> somebody who already has dogs?).>>
> Dumping is not so uncommon! Years ago, an iris friend said he would
> down the road and 'pitch' left over irises into fence rows or any
> looking environment. He couldn't bear to compost them!
> Earlier this year, a Master Gardener group asked me how irises
> just 'appear!' I related this story to them and they really enjoyed
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