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Re: HYB: Red margins and PBF

  • Subject: Re: HYB: Red margins and PBF
  • From: "Ann Conway" <amconway@telusplanet.net>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 10:04:19 -0700

 

Wouldn't that be neat!  I'll be very interested to see what happens. I like the flowering seedling picture, too.
 
Ann
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 5:43 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: Red margins and PBF

 

Here's an interesting illustration of two foliage pigmentation traits that are being inherited independently. These two sister seedlings are offspring of a plant I've been calling "PBF/RM" pollinated by Iris purpureobractea. I posted (May 3 2007) pictures of the seed parent that you can see at the following link:

http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/may07/msg00055.html

It's parentage is (KUPARI x suaveolens var. rubromarginata) X (KUPARI x ROSEMARY'S DREAM). It was selected out of that batch of seedlings, because it had both PBF and RM. My goal is to combine PBF (purple based foliage) with RM (red margins) and the purple bract trait of purpureobractea. Eventually, by selecting for best _expression_ of all three, I hope to get an iris with completely purple foliage.



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