To the best of my knowledge I will answer your
question. (Correct me anyone if I'm incorrect.)
I have learned that the violet color in the halfs (found in
GIFT OF DREAMS) are from anthocyanin pigments. So are the colors scarlet, red
violet, blue to deep violet and crimson. These colors are water soluble.
Pinks (like CONTRITE), oranges, and yellows are
carotenoid pigments. These are oil soluble. Note: water and oil solubles do not
I've also learned that when crossing both phenotypes
- one has the possibility of producing a "blended" result/ or
iris. The color pigments are not truely blended (not yellow x blue =
green). They are not a mix - but rather the colors (though they appear together
in the same area.) occupy a different part of the same area.
The browns and red-browns in an iris are the same result of
this kind of mix. I hope this helps to clarify how this
color combination (and other combinations) come about. Does anyone have anything
to add to this?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 5:42
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: Traitor -
pink & green genes?
TRAITOR (photo recently posted to iris-photos) is light
blue green stds,
light blue violet with light blue green edge, dark
GIFT OF DREAMS X CONTRITE
GIFT OF D is pink w
violet hafts stds, pink & white falls
How do you get a "green" iris out of this
Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
Whooping Crane Walkathon:
Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
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