Margiempv wrote: I find natural mutations to often be mind-boggling. Here is one that occurred for me.
A typical iris (anything from the Dutch iris, to Japanese iris, to Miniature Dwarf iris, to Siberian iris, to Louisiana iris (water iris), to Tall Bearded iris (and so forth) all have 3 standards, 3 falls, 3 beards, and 3 style arms, all are perfectly balanced.
I crossed the Tall Bearded iris cultivars PENCIL SKETCH (pod parent) x SAPPHIRE HILLS (pollen parent) and it resulted in several other different cultivars. Only one of which I kept for further breeding due to it's improved form, branching, substance, and vigor.
I never introduced it, but simply call it "My Shasta". See photo below.