Is Drama queen fertile?

anjap(Germany)December 21, 2007


Drama queen is one of my favourite irises and I would like to hybridize it with my other favourite irises. Can somebody please tell me if it is fertile? Does it act like a plicata in breeding?

Happy christmas to everybody from Germany


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You could probably direct that question to Keith Keppel himself.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2007 at 10:44PM
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wmoores(7/8 MS)

Drama Queen and Dark Drama are listed as siblings in the Iris Registry. No other progeny is listed.

I have had both since introduction, and neither has bloomed so I cannot attest to their fertility. I am giving them one more season in my garden.

Walter Moores

    Bookmark   December 22, 2007 at 3:26PM
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steve_in_sonora(Zone9/10 Sunset 21, SoCal)

I don't think it is because when I was making crosses I never did get anything from Drama Queen.

Steve in Santee,Ca
Formerly Steve_in_Ramona

    Bookmark   December 22, 2007 at 4:24PM
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I know Drama Queen is fertile both ways, here are some seedlings I have seen at the Keppel garden. I have seedlings that should bloom from it this next spring as well.
00-91A (Tangled Web X Drama Queen)

02-21 (Drama Queen x Whispering Spirits)

02-81A (98-204Q X Drama Queen)

I also know that Dark Drama is pollen fertile as I saw an IB seedling from it this October in Barry Blyth's garden. They are both plicatas. Good luck with your crosses Anja!

Robin Shadlow
zone 5 NE

    Bookmark   December 23, 2007 at 12:54AM
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these seedlings are gorgeous. I especially like 02-81A and I would love to see pictures of your own seedlings next spring.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2007 at 2:47AM
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gardenofeden777(8a central Louisiana)

Wow, gorgeous seedlings!


    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 12:42AM
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