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RE: photo: 2 seedlings from an attempt to bring more blue to I stolonifera

  • Subject: RE: photo: 2 seedlings from an attempt to bring more blue to I stolonifera
  • From: "Francelle" <fjmjedwards@qwest.net>
  • Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 22:43:27 -0700

I know little about that kind of iris, but those are really beautiful, especially the first one.  Its standards look like the wings of some exotic bird.

 

Francelle Edwards  Glendale, AZ  Zone 9

 

-----Original Message-----
From: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com [mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Elmsterj@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2008 6:54 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-photos] photo: 2 seedlings from an attempt to bring more blue to I stolonifera

 

I like the magenta, violet, and dark brown colorings of I. stolonifera, but through selecting clones and intercrossing them, I wanted to soften the coloring of the standards of I. stolonifera.  Two seedlings I've liked and kept are pictured below.

 

Elm

 

This seedling has lighter cocoa-colored edges on the standards.  The blue centers are wide and a light color that has some pinkish lavender influence:

 

 

This seedling has milk chocolate edging on the standards, and the blue of the standards is closer to blue.  The fall colors on this second one are darker:

 




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