This cross produce 32 seedlings 7 have already been put to compost muddy yellow bad form etc. 6 of this cross were wonderful maroons with good form. Expecting the rest to bloom the first two were a surprise
This Is this purple one bloomed similar to Iris lutescens when it first opened
When Chanted first came to USA, Keith Keppel crossed it onto the whole garden of SDBs. He did us all a favor by analizing the results & found that while it had good form, it still needed to be crossed to good form to keep it. Such wide crosses as you have found, need form improvements. So your 'good' maroon results should be crossed to good form as well?
Iris Pseudacorus X TB probably would not take since one is bearded and one is not
The Iris pumila X TB is a wide cross. Usually wide crossed at unrelated species or cultivars originating from unrelated i.e Aril X bearded = Arilbreds.
Arilbreds X bearded though came from both is still a wide cross just putting more of one's genes into the mix.
Crosses between I. lutescens with a pumila derived dwarf would also be a wide mix.
I am calling them wide because current hybridizers are using alot of line breeding and inbreeding.
The first are all purple with haft markings in some cases, TB was plic seedling. I have discarded many, still working on narrowing them down. Grow like weeds, trying to leave the best form for the next step. TB x pumila has 2 plants.Tet MTB x pumila has no germination as yet. The last one is because of Ben Hager's advice to try that for MDBs. (miniature dwarf). It has been reprinted in the dwarf newsletter several times including the current issue.