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Re: CULT: rebloom -- indoor seedling

  • Subject: Re: CULT: rebloom -- indoor seedling
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@cox.net>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 16:59:07 -0500

Glad you like it, Dave.  Charlie Nearpass was one of our leading hybridizers on this coast and I was fortunate to have Charlie's scrutiny applied to some of my earlier seedlings.  He was a proponent of broad, rounded falls.  I'm afraid that I sometimes subject my seedlings perhaps a little too rigorously to the "Nearpass test", as I call it  --  in which the falls are touching, or nearly so, at the hafts.  Your remarks remind me that, while certain features are often desireable, beauty is found, in the end, in balance and proportion.
I'm sorry you don't have rebloom this year.  In this part of the country, we've had little droughts and rains alternating since May.  And we had a cold September followed by a record cold October.  The result for me is more rebloom than usual.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the current warmup will last.  --  Griff
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] CULT: rebloom -- indoor seedling

Hi all,
Call me old fashioned, but I'd like to see more of a swing back to this "dated" form, or even more "dated".  Some of these newer ones with "full", "rounded", or "flaring" flowers don?t even look like Iris to me anymore.  I like it.  I have lots with this form, but none of them are such a nice dark rich color.  I might add that by my old-fashioned standards, this one even looks "modern".
Not a single rebloom this year for me, and I've no others in the area either.  It was a very wet cool summer, and it's been a relatively cool autumn.  Wonder how that relates.
Best to all,
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] CULT: rebloom -- indoor seedling

It's looking a bit perkier today, Billy  Maybe the terminal bloom was a little tired.  I can accept this flower form.  The falls have a satiny sheen.  It'll do okay as a breeder.  --  Griff
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 9:35 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] CULT: rebloom -- indoor seedling

Love that color, Griff! Interested to see come from this down the road.

"J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@cox.net> wrote:
Sdlg 04R3, which I dug, potted and brought inside, is blooming nicely.  The lighting isn't too great for photos, but I'm attaching a couple.  It's a deep purple self, with beard the same color, as I expected.  6 buds, maybe 7, and nice height (30") and branching.  The flower form, however, is a little dated.  I guess that may be from a hidden gene in the parent whose identity was lost, since the pod parent has nice broad, semi-flared falls and usually produces similarly-shaped progeny.  I'll have to see what can be done with further breeding.  --  Griff
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