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{Disarmed} RE: Re: HYB: tiny rhizomes

  • Subject: {Disarmed} RE: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: tiny rhizomes
  • From: "FRANCELLE EDWARDS" fjmjedwards@worldnet.att.net
  • Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 20:58:19 -0700
  • Importance: Normal

That is certainly a different color.  I like it.


I’ve been digging seedlings.  Many have big rhizomes with good increases.  I have also found a lot of balding.  It is sad to dig a big healthy looking clump and find no roots, and no increase.  That clump was doomed to bloom out, if it didn’t die before.  Some times three out of seven clumps of the same iris in the same row would be affected, and the other four would be fine.  I don’t understand it.


Francelle Edwards  Glendale, AZ  Zone 9


-----Original Message-----
From: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com [mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Linda Mann
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 2:55 PM
To: iris photos
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: tiny rhizomes


Yes, it bloomed. Short stalk, big flower. Form wasn't too bad on this
one. Perspective in the photos makes it hard to judge size, but maybe
you can see how short the foliage was, twice the height of the adjacent
young lettuce.

Now that I look more closely at this photo, the spring foliage was
taller than I remembered, maybe twice as tall as it is right now, but
still very short and narrow compared to its siblings. This type of
seedling is conspicuously different in growth habit from most of the
'regular' TB seedlings.

I often rip them out before they bloom, nearly always after they bloom,
but this won a reprieve, while I try to absorb understanding of this
color pattern & implications for what both parents contribute to it.
Plus it's different looking and not totally awful for maiden bloom, and
while the foliage is poor, at least there doesn't seem to be any rot
(yet) in the mother rhizome.

Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.korrnet.org/etis>
American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>
photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>
online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>

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