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Re: HYB: 05I1, a holdover [3 Attachments

  • Subject: Re: HYB: 05I1, a holdover [3 Attachments
  • From: Autmirislvr@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 07:57:13 -0400

Hi Griff,

I'd say that was well worth the space!  Beautiful! 

<<I had room in the seedling frame to do so, and I was particularly interested in the cross.>>
Betty Wilkerson

-----Original Message-----
From: J. Griffin Crump <jgcrump@cox.net>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, 14 May 2009 9:28 pm
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: 05I1, a holdover [3 Attachments]

[Attachment(s) from J. Griffin Crump included below]

Should one hold onto pots of ungerminated seeds?  Here is 05I1, one of 55 seeds planted in 2000.  None germinated.  I held onto the pot, letting it sit out in the weather, because I had room in the seedling frame to do so, and I was particularly interested in the cross.  In 2005, a single sprout germinated.  I planted it out.  It didn't bloom until 2007.  When it did, it was a wine red amoena of border bearded height and flower size to match.  I felt it was overshadowed where it was planted, so moved it to full sun and plenty of elbow room.  It didn't bloom in 2008.  Yesterday, two stalks bloomed  --  one at 39 1/2 inches, the other at 35 1/2  --  they're situated about 12 feet apart.  Only 6 buds, but I ain't complainin'.  The cross:  Brazilian Holiday X 98G1:(Lady Friend x Chinese Treasure).  --  Griff
Griffin's Den
Zone 7 along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, in Virginia

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