Irises forum: The Basics of Breeding Irises

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Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 3, 2017 9:41 AM CST
I was hoping for a detailed set of instructions on how to cross-breed irises, from the beginning.

I know that a few of you are getting to be pretty good "pollen daubers".

Also, the basic traits that we should all look for in our crosses besides color and shape...like branching, sequential blooms...etc.

I have read many posts here on what to do with the pods afterwards. I am probably not the only one who might be interested in this. Also, what are the best books to read on Iris genetics and what YouTube videos are the best?
I have 'Grape Expectations' for making progress in the gardens....
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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Aug 4, 2017 4:50 AM CST
Want to learn from Paul Black? Take a look here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

If you do a search for 'Iris breeding' on youtube, you will get a number of other instruction videos with the very basic principles and some practical advice.
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Aug 4, 2017 8:01 AM CST
Iris Genetics and Hybridizing with Dr. Kenneth Kidd - Part 1 - Breeding Iris, The Basics was another great YouTube video. If I recall right there was a Part 2 video also.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Aug 4, 2017 8:09 AM CST
Part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Part 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Aug 4, 2017 8:17 AM CST
Thank you Lilli I tip my hat to you.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Aug 4, 2017 8:29 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.

There is one from Stout Gardens too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Aug 4, 2017 9:16 AM CST
See if this works:
https://garden.org/thread/view...
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Aug 4, 2017 9:19 AM CST
Thank you Robin for the "How to post a link from another thread". I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 4, 2017 12:55 PM CST
Barbara & Lilli ~ Yes, I was going to look at youtube videos. I was surprised to find real pros in the mix, not just amateurs. I appreciate you taking the time to share the specific links. I tip my hat to you.
I have 'Grape Expectations' for making progress in the gardens....

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