| Hybridizer's comment: 'Tweety Bird' is from a one seed cross. Fortunately that one seed germinated !
Pod parent, 'Wake Up' has the purple 'Velvet Pride' in its background. 'Velvet Pride' was an exceptionally nice SDB at that time. 'Wake Up' also has 'Soft Air' as part of the pod parent which ties it back to 'Chubby Cheeks'.
The pollen parent has tangerine bearded plicatas to reinforce the orange beards and also 'Chubby Cheeks' sib, again to tie it back to 'Chubby Cheeks' and reinforce the genes for form and plicata.
The cross was made as the beginning of a project to put orange beards on purple irises. 'Tweety Bird' was initially a better parent for orange bearded yellows, salmons, and apricots than for orange bearded purples. Only later did the orange bearded purples evolve.
Kitty Dyer is Perry Dyer's mother. Many of you know Perry. When 'Tweety Bird' bloomed, I was so excited I called her and Perry and told them they had to see it. In her haste to get there, Kitty received a speeding ticket. She did get a Tweety for free to help ease the pain of the ticket.
|jpg||TweetyBird02.jpg||manage||71 K||30 May 2014 - 20:37||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Paul Black|
|JPG||TweetyBird06.JPG||manage||104 K||22 Dec 2016 - 14:42||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets|
|jpg||TweetyBrd.jpg||manage||26 K||13 Feb 2010 - 21:58||Main.shanatse||'Tweety Bird'|
|JPG||Tweety_Bird_1992_Black_SDB.JPG||manage||57 K||03 Dec 2009 - 08:32||Main.tasquierloic||Photo taken in the Netherlands - Zone 7 by Loïc Tasquier|
|JPG||sdb_tweety_bird.JPG||manage||52 K||27 Oct 2010 - 17:01||Main.plantaddict487||BJ SW MB Canada, Zone 3USDA|
|JPG||tweety01.JPG||manage||64 K||30 May 2015 - 14:21||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Paul Black|
|jpg||tweetybird01.jpg||manage||53 K||22 Aug 2014 - 22:32||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Iris City Gardens|
|jpg||tweetybird02.jpg||manage||87 K||22 Nov 2015 - 03:45||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia|
|JPG||tweetybird03.JPG||manage||307 K||02 May 2017 - 02:46||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Wisconsin Iris Society|
|JPG||tweetybird04.JPG||manage||154 K||29 Jun 2017 - 14:23||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Karen Lockyear-taken at Aurora Borealis Iris Garden,Aurora,Ontario-Canada|
|jpg||tweetybird05.jpg||manage||27 K||07 Jul 2013 - 23:31||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens|
|jpg||tweetybird1.jpg||manage||143 K||03 Jun 2016 - 19:18||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Karen Lockyear at Aurora Borealis Iris Garden,Aurora,Ontario,Canada|
|JPG||tweetybird10.JPG||manage||59 K||02 Feb 2012 - 07:21||Main.htb||©2006 Laurie Frazer|
|JPG||tweetybird2.JPG||manage||353 K||01 Feb 2017 - 03:34||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets|
|JPG||tweetybird3.JPG||manage||458 K||01 Feb 2017 - 03:36||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets|
|JPG||tweetybird4.JPG||manage||312 K||01 Feb 2017 - 03:37||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets|
|JPG||tweetybird5.JPG||manage||172 K||29 Jun 2017 - 14:25||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Karen Lockyear-taken at Aurora Borealis Iris Garden,Aurora,Ontario-Canada|
|JPG||tweetybird6.JPG||manage||138 K||29 Jun 2017 - 14:27||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Karen Lockyear-taken at Aurora Borealis Iris Garden,Aurora,Ontario-Canada|