Linda -- I can't tell you if it's colorfast in other climates, because
it's one of my older seedlings that has never left the garden. I've
neglected it because of my relative disinterest in yellows. Nonetheless,
its intensity has always spared it when I come around with the culling tool.
The cross is Clearfire X Fringe of Gold. You might be interested in their
appearance. See below. The Clearfire photo is taken from Dave's Garden and
is credited to Sharondippity -- a very representative photo. This
seedling (Sdlg 952Z1) is a long, strong bloomer and one of the last to
remain blooming as the season ends. My guess is that, since it is colorfast
here, it will probably be so in your area, as well. You're welcome to a
piece, if you like. -- Griff
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Mann" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 6:33 AM
Subject: [iris] Re: TB: question - colorfast yellows?
> Yes, it does. Do you know if it is colorfast in other climates? Or if
> the parents are?
> <Does this fit your concept of deep yellow? >
> I'm really just trying to learn more about colorfastness of yellows.
> Folks mention it here now and then, and I read comments in the Bulletin
> in garden tour reports, but I don't know the extent of the "problem". I
> have a couple of seedlings that definitely are <not> colorfast, plus a
> couple that are colorfast here in my growing conditions.
> But I don't know if what's colorfast here in our relatively weak sun
> would be colorfast out in the hotter, drier climates? Or if there are
> lots of colorfast yellows or if they are hard to find? & whether or not
> certain breeding lines are known to produce color fast yellows or vice
> This deep yellow from AUTUMN RIESLING X RENOWN has been colorfast here &
> I'd like to use it (assuming it will be fertile sometime!, not this
> year), but would like to know more about colorfastness & heredity of
> Thanks in advance for any inside info you folks can share.
> Or I can always learn the hard way ;-)
> Linda Mann east TN USA zone 7
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