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Re: Declining vigor

> > Would it be helpful (to the irises) to put on alfalfa pellets. Are
> > these known to help stop this loss of vigour?
> > 
> Diana,
> It would'nt hurt to use alfalpa pellets.  Alfalpa pellets contain a
> growth stimulant called Triacontanol.  Use the pellets as an additive
> and incorporate "into" the soil to a depth of at least six inches. 

Agreed... but will alfalfa help *rhizomes* grow/reproduce/set bloom even 
when they have been prematurely stripped of their foliage?

Amy Moseley Rupp
amyr@austx.tandem.com, Austin, TX, zone 8b
*or* amyr@mpd.tandem.com
Jill O. *Trades, Mistress O. {}

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