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Re: CULT: Bearded iris myths
  • Subject: Re: CULT: Bearded iris myths
  • From: Chuck Chapman <irischapman@aim.com>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2011 22:15:40 -0500

 My favorite myth is that the backs of the rhizomes need to be exposed, or the
iris won't flower.

I tested? this out for myself.? 10 plants in each of five groups.
1) half of rhizome above soil
2) back barely exposed
3) 1/2'' of sol over top of rhizome
4) 1" of soil
5 2" of soil

No? differerence in bloom. They all bloomed well.? The groups that did best in
my conditions(but just barely better)? was the 1/2" of soil.? Les increase in
2" plants and half exposed groups, so less bloom, but basically same
percemtage of? blooming rhizomes.? Slightly shorter? flower? stalk? in 2"
group, but only slightly shorter.

Chuck Chapman

-----Original Message-----
From: Kelly D. Norris &lt;kellydn@frontiernet.net&gt;
To: iris@hort.net
Sent: Thu, Jan 6, 2011 5:36 pm
Subject: [iris] CULT: Bearded iris myths

Hello all,

Some of you may know that I'm working on a book on bearded irises for Timber
Press (due out in April 2012).  One of the chapters I've always wanted to
write is the "myths" behind growing bearded irises.  We've all heard them or
been but on the spot with them at a question/answer booth or during a
presentation.  I'm looking to collect a "top 10" of sorts, but despite
hearing these for years and years, I feel like I'm coming up short with my

So here's the question-what do you consider the top myths behind growing
bearded irises?  I posted this same question on our Facebook page too
(Rainbow Iris Farm: http://www.facebook.com/rainbowirisfarm).

Thanks for any help and suggestions!  Happy 2011!



Kelly D. Norris

Farm Manager, Rainbow Iris Farm

Editor, Irises: The Bulletin of the American Iris Society

Bedford & Ames, IA

Zone 4b/5a

Read my blog at:  &lt;http://www.kellydnorris.com/&gt;

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