Irises forum: Iris from seed

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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Jul 26, 2013 7:06 AM CST
Will all of the seeds from a pod be the same or will they flower differently?
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 26, 2013 7:08 AM CST
Irises do not come true from seed. Every one is different, although some colors can be similar.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
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enidcandles
Jul 26, 2013 7:37 AM CST
I knew it didn't come true from seed, I just didn't know if each seed in a pod would be alike or if each one would be different. Thanks Lucy.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 26, 2013 12:49 PM CST
If they were not different, hybridizers would go crazy.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
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enidcandles
Jul 26, 2013 4:49 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Oh, I kinda thought maybe hybridizers were a bit crazy. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
With all the dabbing of the pollen, marking and tracking the crosses, watching the seed pods (I won't even go into the things I have heard about injecting them). Then the freeze thaw cycles, keeping watch over the seedlings and waiting sometimes years for blooms...yep, maybe a bit crazed.
Now I want to try it!
Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
Jul 26, 2013 7:56 PM CST
I winter sowed some iris seeds I got in a seed swap ,I have 4 different seedlings growing now. I am looking forward to see what kochii X florentine silk will look like. Can't think of what the other three crosses are right now.
I am hoping to cross some next year myself.
If you would have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden, go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 26, 2013 8:45 PM CST
yes, We are crazy. Husband & I work with median irises.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 26, 2013 9:36 PM CST
Is it a hobby or a job or both Lucy? I think it would be great to have a commercial iris garden but I am afraid I would never make any money because I would be giving everything away.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 27, 2013 9:48 AM CST
It's a hobby. We are getting on in years & never had a commercial garden.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 27, 2013 11:13 AM CST
I hate that getting on in years part. I would really kinda like to go back to about 30 and start over from there.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jul 27, 2013 11:26 AM CST
Not me ! I was real lucky to make it the first time, and, odds are, I couldn't do it again !.... Rolling my eyes. Arlyn
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 27, 2013 11:35 AM CST
If I had decent legs I would be happy just the way I am at 70.........man, 70 is hard to say.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 27, 2013 11:57 AM CST
My best friend's husband turned 70 today and he hates saying it too. My mother is 72 but it doesn't seem to bother her much except the legs, she needs new legs! She has new knees and that has helped some.

I am glad you got it right the first time Arlyn! I wasted a lot of time, like a little over 20 years. I am 47 and have a lot of catching up to do because I had way too much fun up until the last 5 years or so.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 27, 2013 3:11 PM CST
spring chickens, all of you. Hilarious!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jul 27, 2013 4:19 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Arlyn
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
Jul 27, 2013 5:28 PM CST
Here I go off topic. Lucy brought up chickens so how about a story. A man called a Psychiatrist for an appointment for his wife. The nurse asked what the problem was and the man replied that his wife thought she was a chicken. The nurse inquired as to how long she had the problem. Several years the man replied. Why haven't you gotten her in sooner the nurse.asked? We've needed the eggs was the mans response. Whistling
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 27, 2013 6:04 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I got a good chuckle out of that one Paul! Here's something interesting, There was a discussion on public radio that we are nearing the time when there will be head transplants! Oh boy, I want the body of an 18 year old. I can always get a face lift later.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jul 27, 2013 6:38 PM CST
I want the body of an eighteen year old, too....but I want her head still attached....Arlyn I tip my hat to you.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 27, 2013 7:30 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 28, 2013 3:48 AM CST
Arlyn, Too Funny!
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great

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