Seed pods on Aureo Variegata ?

thisismelissaJune 29, 2014

I've had a few varieties of iris over the years, but this is the first time I've ever seen seed pods.

Currently, I have only 2 varieties: Albo variegata and Aureo variegata, which bloomed at the same time, after all the neighborhood bearded iris.

So, I could presume that the Albo fertilized the Aureo.

I know that rarely do iris come true from seed. My question is this: how likely are the babies to be variegated?

I'm not terribly great at seed starting, so ideally, I'd love to sow them into the garden. I'd love tips on this.

Any thoughts?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

No one is answering, so even though I am not the best person to answer I will try.

I think only if no one else in the twin cities has iris can you decide that you know who is the pollen parent for your seed pods. I don't really know how variegation works as far as a trait that is passed on, but it would be interesting to see the results of the crosses whatever they are. I read a forum post on "that other garden site" where the poster said that the pod parent had to be variegated for the trait to be passed on. Whether that person knows what they are talking about I can't say. I have heard that the sooner the seed is sown after it matures the better. I included a link to a page about irises from seed.

Here is a link that might be useful: iris from seed

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 2:05PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
LA Irises
Started with 4 Iris Bulbs about 4 yrs. ago - noticed...
George Indel
Had LA Irises clumping and dug 'em up to replant, but...
George Indel
WANTED: Want any iris , daffodils tulips or lilies
If you are dividing your iris beds and have extra irises...
Here is photo of an SDB I have been looking at out...
Homeless US Navy Veteran w. Iris seed to trade
Hello, I currently live at the Homeless Veterans Emergency...
Sponsored Products
Artcraft Lighting Rio Mahogany Two-Light Outdoor Post Light
$546.00 | LuxeDecor
Red Module red-module-5050-3 LED Module
New Haven Oil Rubbed Bronze 7-Inch Outdoor Wall Light
$92.00 | Bellacor
Hatteras Large Black Outdoor Wall Mounted Lantern
$176.40 | Bellacor
Rio Graphite One Light Outdoor Wall Mount
$131.00 | Bellacor
Cornerstone Lighting Trinity Oil Rubbed Bronze Outdoor Wall Light
$98.00 | LuxeDecor
Libby 5" Wide Bronze Ceiling Light
$39.98 | Lamps Plus
Savoy House 9-1718-1-13 Sutton Place English Bronze Wall Sconce
Littman Bros Lighting
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™