WORLD AND DOMESTIC LATEST OFFERS AND TRENDS IN IRIS SIBIRICA BREEDING
- The authors:
- Slepchenko N. A., Shoshina Y. I.
- Page numbers:
- 74 - 80
- Iris sibirica, introduction, collection, cultivars, world latest offers, breeding.
In recent years, the representatives of the genus Iris have been more and more interested; a lot of work has been done to create new cultivars of I. sibirica. Registration of iris cultivars at the international level is carried out by the American Iris Society. In order to study modern trends in I. sibirica breeding we analyzed the cultivars registered for the last 10 years (2008–2017) and published on the websites of AIS and the State Commission. As a result, it was found that 246 cultivars were registered, the largest number in 2009 – 42 and in 2010 – 48. The majority of the registered cultivars belong to the tall-growing group, 49 % (120 pieces) had the height of about 66–85 cm. According to the terms of flowering, 60 % of the cultivars have mediumflowering terms, 24 % – early-flowering terms, and 16 % – late-flowering terms.