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Re: TB: multiple bloom per rhizome

I have one rhizome of COCOA PINK (Niswonger 97 SDB) that I got last summer.
There are 3 stalks: on the main fan, one behind the main fan, and one on the
side. One started blooming the 17th, one is showing color, and the other
will be coming along. I didn't count the fans but there are a
     -- Barb

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Mann" <lmann@volfirst.net>
To: "iris- talk" <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2003 8:15 AM
Subject: [iris] TB: multiple bloom per rhizome

> Last year, Gary Sides asked for reports on irises that manage to bloom
> on increases in addition to the terminal, which is often damaged here in
> Tennessee by late winter/early spring hard freezes.  The stalks on side
> fans are a bit later and seem to avoid more of the damage that hits so
> many of the terminal fans of early & midseason bloomers.
> I don't know if you are still reading Gary, but here are a few that are
> blooming on side fans on 1st year rhizomes from Schreiners:
> Two that bloomed on side fans last year (also on 1st year rhizomes from
> Schreiners) are
> Both sets of plants were ordered the last week or so of their season
> (late September), planted in October, and <covered with fabric plant bed
> covers> all winter.
> Also on
> LOVES THE SUN, an older, lovely Blyth iris (yellow 'umbrata') that lost
> its terminal, but has a huge healthy stalk coming along on a side fan.
> I sure do want to get some babies from this one...
> --
> 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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