In a way, strong rebloom x strong rebloom IS line breeding. This is
why I started using the KGB stuff. It's my form of "out" breeding.
In the past, many strong rebloomers were inbred. It's all guess work
here, but it's as though the hybridizers tried the out breeding and
found it too difficult to restore the rebloom so they turned to line
breeding in hopes of improving the qualities of the rebloom from within
the rebloom group.
Restoring the rebloom has been a pain for me, but I have faith it will
work, eventually. It's not as easy as the numbers would indicate, but
I realize my climate and conditions make it more difficult.
Zone 6 KY
From: Linda Mann <email@example.com>
To: iris-photos <firstname.lastname@example.org>; iris <email@example.com>
Sent: Sat, Nov 5, 2011 5:39 am
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: Breeding strategies
Would IMM X (ENGLISH COTTAGE x FOGBOUND) be considered a line cross?
IMM = I DO X EC
Linda Mann east TN zone 7 USA