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Re: purple base foliage

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: purple base foliage
  • From: "donald" donald@eastland.net
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 02:14:35 -0000

I don't have a photo of the foliage, just the bloom.  I checked and 
there is no trace of PBF on the fans now, not even after peeling away 
some old leaves.  I don't recall seeing any in the spring when PBF is 
visible, but that could be faulty memory and/or not paying attention.  
It's pretty much a cool weather phenomenon here and therefore very 
temporary.  It wouldn't be visible very readily at this time of year 
and shows mostly in fans of new spring growth.  It has to be really 
strong as it is in AMERICAN SWEETHEART to be easily detected at this 
time of year. Some, like TENNESSEE GENTLEMAN, never show it strong but 
it is nearly always something easily detected.  For some reason it's 
less likely to fade on a few like TG.  TG, though, also has purple 
tinged pods.  The spathes aren't, but the seedpod has the purple/red 

Donald Eaves
Texas Zone 7b, USA

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