Irises forum: Tetra Cal-Sibs anyone with them?

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Sydney, Australia (Zone 10b)
Protoavis
Feb 12, 2017 10:28 PM CST
So they've existed for a while given Dr Tamberg created some in the 80's (?) And still seems to be. Can also find a number of references to him having given seed to seed exchanges, seems to sell them on his site....but still basically never see or hear about them so does anyone have them? Or do they just not survive well?
Anyone with oryzalin (aka Surflan, Embargo), am looking for a small amount rather than 5litres from manufacturer (min size in Australia....)
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gemini_sage
Feb 13, 2017 5:18 AM CST
I noticed that Ensata Gardens offers one of his hybrids, Blaue Fuella, but it is interesting that is the only one.

A friend sent me a tet Sib several years ago and that one has always been a wimpy grower. It has wider leaves, thicker stalks, and large blooms but most years it doesn't bloom and when it does it only has a few stalks. The tag was lost a long time ago but my experience with it has kept me from trying others.
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Sydney, Australia (Zone 10b)
Protoavis
Feb 13, 2017 6:19 AM CST
Blaue Fuella is a tetraploid siberbian (non sino type) so not a half of a calsib....it is a tamberg creation though.

I was just going through old seed exchange pdfs, it's interesting to see such a sharp decline in what is donated to the various seed exchanges compared with 20 years ago. I realise many significant names passed within that time but thousands of seeds released and just vanished?

I'm very interested in tetraploid calsibs, I believe there's a lot of untapped potential there but being in Australia means seeds only or getting out the oryzalin and crossing fingers
Anyone with oryzalin (aka Surflan, Embargo), am looking for a small amount rather than 5litres from manufacturer (min size in Australia....)

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