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Re: elongated rhizomes

From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@tso.cin.ix.net>

>Just a quick question:  I noticed that all of the unknown rhizomes that
>were given to me by a friend last year from an unwanted patch were
>fairly long and thin , some as least six inches long ! They look some
>what like a pogo and are dark brown in color . Can one draw any
>conclusions as to a vague possible identy or classification just by
>observing the characteristics of a rhizome?  These iris have apparently
>not bloomed in years.  One possibility which I considered was that maybe
>they were in this condition due to being heaved out of their hard clay
>bed year after year.  All I know is that they look profoundly different
>to the other rhizomes that I have in my garden.  With any luck they'll
>bloom in about a month or two.

Are the rhizomes hairy?  If so, they could be louisianas.  I've not seen a
bearded iris rhizome that I would call "dark".  Mine are all light tannish
or tannish-red colored (arilbreds).  The louisianas are dark & hairy.  My
cristatas are dark & hairy, but they are very very very small.  If they are
LA's, and haven't bloomed in years, they might need better winter mulching
to protect them.

Dennis Kramb; dkramb@tso.cin.ix.net
Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6; AIS Region 6
Member of AIS, ASI, HIPS, SIGNA, SLI, & Miami Valley Iris Society
Primary Interests: ABs, REBs, LAs, Native Ohio SPEC and SPEC-X hybrids
(Check out my web page at http://www.badbear.com/dkramb/home.html)

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