hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: HYB: seedling/Wearing Rubies/Best Bet

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: seedling/Wearing Rubies/Best Bet
  • From: Linda Mann lmann@lock-net.com
  • Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 07:04:05 -0400

Betty, the only time WEARING RUBIES bloomed, it was before I had learned
that these nearly dead plants can sometimes produce pretty strong
offspring, so no babies from it here.

Griff (or others), any other examples of weak (in your climate) parents
that produce really strong offspring that you know of?  One I haven't
tried but seems to do that is our old friend EDITH W.  Maybe SILVERADO
is another one?

I was sure BEST BET had died long ago, but was surprised by a stalk
amongst the weeds that turned out to have good pollen, enough for two
pods, a few years ago.  The seedlings are definitely strong growers,
although the foliage health is not the best.   Your RANKS OF BLUE
certainly grows well here.

<A couple of examples:  BEST BET and  ROMANTIC EVENING.

BEST BET is notoriously hard to keep alive.  I have lost it twice here,
and the current planting is on its last legs.  But, I have numerous hale
and hearty first-generation seedlings from it, and second-generation
progeny includes HAUNTING  and RANKS OF BLUE.  If Lincoln's ranks of
blue had increased with the vigor and strength of this cultivar, he
wouldn't have needed to institute the draft.>

Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.korrnet.org/etis>
American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>
photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>
online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>

Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement