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Re: dry rhizomes

Thank u Paul for your input.  I also was told all of the iris I 
purchased were dwarf, and that it is normal for them to be small and 
dry.  They were not all dwarf, there were also intermediate.  Mary G.

-- In iris-talk@y..., Paul Tyerman <ptyerman@o...> wrote:
> >> Have a ??, received an iris order by mail today, iris were thin 
> >>  Along with the order was a note 
> >>"smaller, leaner and dryer rhizomes better withstand extreme 
> >>"  Never heard of this before, never received such sad 
> >>   
> There has been numerous discussions on this list about the fact 
that big
> lush healthy rhizomes rot far quicker than the smaller drier 
sources.  I
> know there were "complaints" about a supplier a while back which I 
> eventually resulted in people finding that they came from a semi-
> region and therefore that was their growing style there.
> Before you slam Ebay for what it sells....... remember that nothing 
> been mentioned here about WHERE they came from.  If they are from a 
> area then the rhizomes WILL be smaller and drier.  I am SURE that I 
> heard on this forum before that the fleshier rhizomes are more 
likely to
> rot when taken to other areas, so perhaps the person selling on 
Ebay was
> actually trying to do the right thing and provide rhizomes that 
were going
> to perform the best possible for any recipients.  Less moisture, 
> chances of rotting whatever the purchasers conditions.
> I just wanted to add this to the discussion before the recipient of 
> rhizomes thinks that she has been the victim of "foisting" as it 
was said
> earlier.  The seller may have been trying to do the best by the 
> Cheers.
> Paul Tyerman
> Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
> mailto:ptyerman@o...
> Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Crocus, 
> Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else 
> doesn't move!!!!!

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