General Discussion forum: Hybridizing

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ImagePollyK
May 27, 2014 7:36 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

How many of you home grown irisers plan on registering iris. And by home grown, that is not an insult, as I see many that are much prettier than the registered ones.

And do you know what it takes to register an iris? I think the hardest part is finding someplace on the internet to display it.
Imageirisloverdee
May 27, 2014 10:01 AM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
naming is also a challenge at times Polly

You think you have a great name and it is too similar to one already on the books, may not have been ever introduced just registered.

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

Imageauxiris
May 27, 2014 10:23 AM CST
Name: Michele
France
Nothing to register this year. . . maybe next time around!
Imagegrannysgarden
May 27, 2014 10:31 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake, Arkansas, zone 7
The Magnolia Zone
I am not a hybridizer for many reasons but I agree that some of the seedlings posted here are absolutely gorgeous. I know there are many more reasons besides a beautiful bloom that goes into the decisions of which irises make the cut and which goes into the compost. Since I am interested in all things iris I am interested in how hybridizers make their decisions. I like to know how irises get their names also. We have a local (central AR) hybridizers that will attend the CAIS with a slide show of his new irises and ask the group for names. The entire process is very interesting and sometimes the back story makes me feel more familiar with my favorite iris. smiles
ImagePaul2032
May 27, 2014 10:56 AM CST
Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
I tinker with making crosses but have no goal of ever introducing anything. Here is a fun seedling that opened this morning.
Thumb of 2014-05-27/Paul2032/21f97d
Thumb of 2014-05-27/Paul2032/9edaf4
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Imagepardalinum
May 27, 2014 11:03 AM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR
Well I can only dream of coming up with something worth registering. Two rows of Japanese iris coming into bloom now. It is hard to get something "different"! Especially when I can't grow out a lot of seedlings (space deficient here). I am getting my first pinks though and I am happy about that! If I live long enough to come up with something presentable I would look into registering it.
Imagepardalinum
May 27, 2014 11:04 AM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR
Nice seedling Paul!
ImageMuddymitts
May 27, 2014 11:12 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
Really nice seedling, Paul! You have a knack. I tip my hat to you.
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Imagecrowrita1
May 27, 2014 11:13 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
I agree ...Arlyn
ImageSnork
May 27, 2014 12:39 PM CST
Name: Pam
Southeastern PA
I agree Me too! I would even pay money for that one!
Imagetveguy
May 27, 2014 12:53 PM CST
Name: Tom
Wisconsin
Paul, you did good! Lovey dubby
It would be interesting to learn what one has to do to register, and then introduce a new iris.
Imageirisarian
May 27, 2014 1:49 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
A pretty flower isn't the only reason to introduced a plant. How a plant grows, bud count, do flowers interfere with each other when they open, difference with what is out? I think the easiest as far as difference might be the plicatas, they make look similar, but with subtle differences. but not all of them are good growers.
irisawe
May 27, 2014 2:53 PM CST
Name: Katherine Howe
Raytown(Kansas City) MO
I have two iris I want to register this year. I want to name them after family members. That might not be the usual reason for registering but I think it would be very special to honor these two family members with iris that I named after them.

Katherine
Katherine
Imagegrannysgarden
May 27, 2014 3:29 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake, Arkansas, zone 7
The Magnolia Zone
Paul, it seems like a gift in your case. Some try all their lives and never get anything as lovely as your seedling. Like I stated before I don't know all the criteria but if it was just based on a bloom you have created a winner.
ImagePaul2032
May 27, 2014 4:01 PM CST
Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Thanks everyone for your kind comments.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
ImageUndertheSun
May 27, 2014 5:26 PM CST
Name: Rob
California
That seedling is beautiful! Thumbs up

I was thinking of taking a try at hybridizing next year, or (most likely) the year after. Is there a good book to read about what crosses produce what? Which are the dominate and recessive traits, etc.. I don't want to jump in unless I know what I'm "trying" to create.

I have 3 bee pods this year, so I'm going to play around with germinating these seeds. I'd rather learn by mistake on these seeds, before I kill something I want to see.
ImagePaul2032
May 27, 2014 5:41 PM CST
Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Rob......my theory is cross the best you have to the best you have. Expect surprises.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
ImageMuddymitts
May 27, 2014 6:28 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
The same is true in breeding horses. I suspect it's true for everything............. Shrug!
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
ImagePollyK
May 28, 2014 8:07 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Maybe Dee will explain the process for registering and introducing an iris;


OH DEE~~~~
Imageirisarian
May 29, 2014 9:10 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
The World of Irises is available for $18 from the American Iris society. It has chapters on genetics.

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