hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Culture: Torching Iris

  • Subject: Re: Culture: Torching Iris
  • From: neilm@charter.net
  • Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2001 11:15:43 -0000

--- In iris-talk@y..., irischapman@n... wrote:
"...torching the iris foliage...."

I would never try this in North Carolina, but while I was still in 
southwestern Idaho, burning the iris in early spring was our regular 
practice.  Like you, we found the foliage (thoroughly fried) 
recovered quickly, fewever weeds, fewer disease problems.  
Occasionally a bloomstalk that had tried to develop late in the fall 
and survived the winter would be damaged, but frost always got those 

When we burned the irrigation ditches to clean them of tumbleweeds 
and leftover grass in March or very early April, we rented a wheel-
mounted propane torch.  The iris got flamed as we moved around the 
farm, then cultivated to turn under the small amount of ash.

The practice is a bit hard on wooden or plastic labels, though.

Neil Mogensen  z 6b/7a near Asheville, NC


Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ 

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index