Irises forum: Few seedlings of mine

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Name: Cory
Elkhart Co., IN
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Apr 19, 2015 12:44 PM CST
SDB seedlings: Both Heather Carpet X unknown

Thumb of 2015-04-19/irisfirefighter/8b433a 1-11-1

Thumb of 2015-04-19/irisfirefighter/e74381 1-11-1

Thumb of 2015-04-19/irisfirefighter/6e9f69 1-11-2

Thumb of 2015-04-19/irisfirefighter/41b4ff 1-11-2

I've got 2 more seedlings out of this cross that have not bloomed yet. They bloom this year or get the boot!! I like -1 the best, brighter Yellow, infused purple in the standards, nice color in the beards. Kept -2 because of the beards.

Will post a few more later.

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Name: Mary Ann
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Apr 19, 2015 1:20 PM CST
Glad you did -- I like #2 better because of the beards!! Green Grin!
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Name: Cory
Elkhart Co., IN
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Apr 19, 2015 1:48 PM CST
TB seedlings

Thumb of 2015-04-19/irisfirefighter/9c43b6 28-12 Rustler X Gnus Flash

Thumb of 2015-04-19/irisfirefighter/7ad888 39-12 Tiger Honey X Autum Reisling

Thumb of 2015-04-19/irisfirefighter/c59115 40-12 Tiger Honey X NOID unknown

Thumb of 2015-04-19/irisfirefighter/f35bfc 55-12 Fall Fiesta X Dakota Smoke

Thumb of 2015-04-19/irisfirefighter/0363d8 55-12 same cross as above

Thumb of 2015-04-19/irisfirefighter/101dec 64-12 English Chram X Dakota Smoke

Thumb of 2015-04-19/irisfirefighter/e06f46 64-12 same as above

Thumb of 2015-04-19/irisfirefighter/6b93d0 65-12 Fantastic Lace X Gnus Flash

Thumb of 2015-04-19/irisfirefighter/606401 74-12 Wild Frontier X unknown

That's pretty much it for my seedlings so for. Out of 200 or so seedlings planted 40 or so bloomed last year. I'm hoping for a good seedling bloom this year.

Side notes: I lost 2 or so seedlings this winter. Not sure which ones it was. Just have cross numbers not dash # now. Cross 65-12 bloomed the most last year, but only kept 1 seedling so for. Only have a few left to bloom this year. A lot of these crosses I was shooting for B/C, only got 1 so for. Sighing! I just keep plugging along I guess! nodding
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Apr 19, 2015 2:37 PM CST
I think 65-12 is wonderful. My favorite of the bunch. 39-12 has an interesting fall pattern. As does the crosses with English Charm that gave both seedlings pronounced gold hafts. 64-12 also has an unusual beard color and I like the lavender color.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Apr 19, 2015 4:18 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Apr 19, 2015 5:15 PM CST
Nice job! Hurray!
I like 65-12 a lot too... Also 64-12 & 55-12..

I'm curious if you're being scientific about your crosses and studying their history, or doing (as I would) and just picking a couple you like and seeing what happens..
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Name: Cory
Elkhart Co., IN
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Apr 19, 2015 5:28 PM CST
I'm a little of both worlds. Right now it's mostly pick two and see what happens. Got to start somewhere. But I'm trying to study what plants make the better parent. Pod or pollen, which give the kids the things I'm trying to get. Do I get b/c using a b/c as the pod or pollen parent. These are things I'm learning as I go.

If you look up some b/c plants, you see a broken as pod and pollen parent. So I'm just finding what works for me.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Apr 19, 2015 5:48 PM CST
55-12 is my favorite. Those style crests are marvelous. Lovey dubby
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
Apr 19, 2015 10:38 PM CST
Look at those beauties! Hurray!

What's a b/c plant?
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Apr 19, 2015 10:47 PM CST
It took me a minute to figure it out, I think he's referring to 'broken color' plants.
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Apr 19, 2015 10:53 PM CST
Thank you Thumbs up
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Apr 20, 2015 2:25 AM CST
That next to the last one sure has an unusual color pattern. I like it.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Apr 20, 2015 3:43 AM CST
1-11-2 is my favorite for the soft yellow and those blue beards. Smiling
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