... growing and hybridizing all kinds of plants in zone 6b Maryland since the 1980's.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Species cross irises

Here's a clump style picture of three seedlings of Iris cengialtii LOPPIO x Iris reginae. I'm using the blue-ish one on the left as pod parent and putting pollen on it from a seedling I call "ruffled sib to aqua".
Below is a picture showing the traces of "turquoise" that I'm hoping to intensify and exapnd on. I removed the standards so you can see how the style arms of "ruffled sib to aqua" (left) compare to one of the bluest typical type irises (on right).

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