Hi all! I thought I would start a new thread just for hybridizing Japanese irises!
A couple of years ago I did a cross of tet Japanese Harmony X tet Fourfold Pink. This year I have two little clumps of this cross that I think are big enough to put out their first stalks. Stay tuned in June!
It looks like I have lost Fourfold Pink-- no sign of it coming up. So I plan on crossing the F1s back to Japanese Harmony and of course doing the reciprocal cross.
I'm anxious too, Polly. I've been dinking around with hybridizing JIs off and on for around 15 years. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of room to grow them out so it usually ends up as an exercise in playing with pollen with nothing to show for it
CELESTIAL PINK McEwen, Currier Reg. 1990 80/168(4) 32in 81cm E-LM 3 S. soft light pink (lighter than RHS 75D); white styles with pink (69C) tufts; F. light pink (75C) with small central white area around soft yellow signal; ruffled. 76/17(3): (Sakura-Jishi x `Mitzu Sakura') X unknown.
(Currier McEwen, R. 1990) Sdlg. 80/168(4). JI (3 F.) dip., 32" (80 cm), EM
S. soft light pink (lighter than RHD 75D); style arms white, pink (69C) tufts; F. light pink (75C) with small central white area around soft yellow signal; ruffled. 76/17(3): (Sakurajishi x Mitzu Sakura) X unknown.
Are you maybe looking at the AIS encyclopedia (WIKI)? If so, that's not complete yet as far as registrations go. .
Name: Dee Stewart Willamette Valley OR Snowpeak Iris
For me the on line check list is worth every penny! Because the 2009 10 year checklist never has been done and on line is only two years behind. It has so much information that would take me hours and hours to look up otherwise.