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Re: Re: rebloomers (classification)

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: rebloomers (classification)
  • From: storylade@aol.com
  • Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 22:25:35 EDT

In a message dated 10/14/01 6:49:55 PM Central Daylight Time, alhbee@aol.com 

<<  If you hybridized EOE and Immortality what did the offspring 
 look like >>

Al, I'm sorry, I've misled. I have children of each.  Not the two together.  
In the past, I crossed IMMORTALITY with plicatas and wasn't pleased with the 
result, but haven't tried the two.  One would almost guarantee a Border 
Bearded from the cross since each tends to be short.  But I'll bet you get 

I've crossed EOE with things like JESSIE'S SONG & HOT STREAK and in each case 
I got reblooming seedlings but they have bloomed rather short.  I'm hoping 
new soil will improve the height.  Have crossed each to a rather tall 
9412-1Re (It has a stalk now) and hope for taller things.  9412-1Re is (Laced 
Cotton x Autumn Encore) X Renown. (Also received an EC in a "spring" show! ) 
I revisited the HOT STREAK cross using HS as pod parent, again hoping for 
taller rebloom.  I should see some of these bloom in 2002.  

The particular IMMORTALITY grandchild I spoke of today is 9504-5Re.  It is 
from (Immortality x Pledge Allegiance) X (Immortality x Beau Zam).  Of the 
five reselects from this cross, three seedlings have rebloomed.  9504-5Re is 
the most prolific with half a dozen stalks blooming now.  This is in search 
of a reblooming blue bearded white.  I've lots of rebloom on multi branched 
stalks and a faint blue tinge in the buds.  But no blue beards.  I crossed 
this one back to PRETTY WOMAN (Good Morning America x Beau Zam) by Maryott 
this past spring.  

IMMORTALITY often refuses to produce pollen.  When I look back through my 
records of takes, most are with IMM as the pod parent.  I used it a lot!  
Wish I'd kept the rebloomers by Champagne Elegance.  They were worth another 

I have I DO for the first time in several years. (Sutton's) I decided to be 
adventurous.  It's said to improve form. 

Congratulations on the fall crosses!  

Betty in BG KY. zone 7

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