A picture sure is worth a thousand words, eh.
Not sure what that black stuff is in your other picture though, unless it's really bad mold/mildew.
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 18:31:33 +0200
Subject: [iris-photos] CAT Quality Standards
Here is a photo of two rhizomes i've just received from the USA from two different breeders.
I obviously can't give names.
'Garden Beam', on the left (obviously) is a very nice looking rhizome, fresh, lush, big and healthy:
The other one is 'Adoregon' a poor tiny rhizome that only weights 6 grams.
I was charged 5$ for it. That makes 'Adoregon' an iris that costs 1200$ a kilo.
I think Keith Keppel will be proud that his irises have gone up in value!