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Re: Selling flowers (was Transplanting ?)

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Selling flowers (was Transplanting ?)
  • From: John I Jones <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 14:40:24 -0700 (MST)

Amy Rupp wrote:
> If one did cut their TB blooms for sale, would it affect the mother
> clump?  I know that one a rhizome has bloomed it will not bloom again
> and instead must offset in order to continue the clump, but was
> wondering if prematurely harvesting the bloom would affect this process.
> I am assuming that the fan foliage would be left in place.


I routinely cut my iris. Since I can't take my computer into the garden,
I have to bring my garden(at least part of it) to my computer. I have
noticed no difference in the development of clumps of the same cv
whether or not I cut the flower. Yes, leave as much fan in place as

John                     | "There be dragons here"
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John Jones, jijones@ix.netcom.com
Fremont CA, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay) 
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.

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