I am hoping that I will have one or two
left to reproduce. Yes I have crossed it with a number of things, and its
prettiest seedling, an intense orchid self blooming right now shows the same
tendency. I will keep crossing until I get some that don't. But
surely it isn't all genetic. Some people never have any of this
Glendale, AZ Zone 9 where a few cool days have enabled
me to set pods on irises.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 3:18
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Cult Bloom
--- In iris-photos@y..., "FRANCELLE EDWARDS"
Here is a picture of Celebration Song trying to bloom out. So
pretty and such a heart breaker. How can this problem be
> Francelle Edwards Glendale,
AZ Zone 9
It's hard to believe
that such a big pretty clump is trying to
self destruct itself. I don't
know how to stop this, but I would
think there must be a way to encourage
it to reproduce vegetatively.
Are you going to cross it with something? If
not, maybe deadheading
would send it the right message?
Last year one
of my iris tried to do this; but sometime late in the
season new increase
appeared. After the bloom died, I fed it alot
of 'bulb food'. That might
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