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Seed pods on Aureo Variegata ?

Posted by thisismelissa z4a-S Twin Cities MN (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 29, 14 at 22:01

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?

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RE: Seed pods on Aureo Variegata ?

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

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