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Re: HYB: Input please

  • Subject: Re: HYB: Input please
  • From: "flatnflashy" <flatnflashy@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 23:31:32 -0000

--- In iris-photos@yahoogroups.com, Jan Lauritzen <janicelauritzen@...> wrote:
Thanks for the comment Jan,
I noticed the contrasting styles after I posted the picture. This thing is just photogenic, I swear. I wonder what would happen if it was crossed with Hidden Surprise... I was just looking at HS this evening wondering whose pollen she was going to get.


> Hi Christian,
> I like the overall, including the number of buds, etc. However what interests me most is the bright yellow style arms inside the flower. It reminds me of Peek-A-Blue and others with distinctive styles but these are totally different from the rest of the flower. Very nice.
> At least play with the pollen.
> Jan in Chatsworth
> ________________________________
> From: christian foster <flatnflashy@...>
> To: iris photos <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2009 7:17:31 PM
> Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: Input please
> This seedling has me befuddled.
> I can't say that I like it in the bed. In general I like this range of pink, but I think the yellow at the hafts detracts from the bloom in person. I think it looks better in the picture.
> According to notes the cross is: WHAT'S UP DOC X Bill Tyson's 93-25-3(light blue and tan BC). The two plants used to be neighbors... so I think "it was there".
> I am intrigued that this color has come out of this cross. I am also intrigued with that wash, or rim or whatever it is called. About 7 buds, I'm guessing it's between 28" and 36". I am also intrigued by the electric blue veining in the standards, which only shows slightly in the midrib in the picture. It also has more ruffling than most of my seedlings.
> Does anybody see anything, or know anything from experiece... or just have an opinion... Obviously, it would only be a reselect... but is it even that much?
> If I kept it I would probably cross it with Striped Red Neglecta, and 05-086-01, 05-119-12, 05-049-12 (the red seedlings from last season) and 05-110-02 (bright fuscia pink with electric blue flash below beards) and 05-119-09 (muddy russet orange with blue flash at end of beard).
> Hmmm, maybe just cast some pollen around.. What do you guys think?
> Christian

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