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|In the course of studying parentage on many of the cultivars I have I have come across the iris Fogbound on so many occasions I concluded it must really pack some good genes into its progeny. This last season I had many opportunities to attempt crosses. Most of those were not successful(it was a very rainy season). On a couple of occasions I crossed Fogbound with something. One of those occasions was a rushed attempt on my lunch hour and I told my aging mind to remember what I crossed it with. Well, my aging mind did not remember to write it down. I think it was Heaven by Ghio but I do not know for sure.
Well, of course, it put on a pod. The pod produce many seeds and a good percentage of them have sprouted. Enough so that I see the great resource Fogbound is and has been in its fertility to past breeding programs of others.
I just wanted to mention Fogbound because it really isn't a standout in the garden but it sure has produced some standouts for other hybridizers and I was thrilled to see how fertile it is and know how it has contributed to the hobby for me overall. So, I am hoping to see some of its offspring in Spring 2013. In the mean time I will tend to its seedlings.
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