Irises forum: How do start hybridizing iris'?

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Name: Kim
iowa (Zone 5a)
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May 27, 2015 9:52 PM CST
I know how you get pods on daylilies, but how do you do iris?? Kim
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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May 27, 2015 10:45 PM CST
Here is a Utube Video that gives a quick intro.

And this webpage will tell you everything you need to know...and a lot more. There is so much detail you might want to skip a lot of it. About half way down the page is a section called How To Cross that gives you one hybridizer's (Don Spoon's ) method for making crosses.

There are lot's of Utube videos and websites if you do a little searching. It's really pretty easy. Smiling

Good Luck and Welcome to ATP's Iris Forum. Come back and can learn a lot from these people!!! Welcome!

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Nov 29, 2015 9:58 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Nov 29, 2015 10:18 PM CST
If you never ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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