Re: Wait One, Multiple Stalks???
John I Jones wrote:
> WHOA! Granted I am a novice by comparison, but in all the threads on
> growth habits etc, I don't remember ever hearing about multiple stalks
> out of a single rhizome. Clarence I don't doubt your veracity, but does
> this happen often? Do both stalks grow at the same time or follow one
> another. Has it happened on many CVs.
In theory, the one immutable difference between bulbs and rhizomes
is that bulbs can bloom more than once. However, Mesmerizer can
throw up unbranched 4-bloom secondary stalks a month before the
main stalks (and many rhizomes in a clump can do so). Perhaps
other multistalk patterns are possible also.
Gerry, iris lover