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Re: CULT: increase on stalks

From: "Mike Sutton" <suttons@lightspeed.net>

OK for my two cents (not worth two bits)
For the last three years in a row we have had tiny little fan increase on
bloomstalks.  I have taken a picture and if I can find it I will post it on
our website.  All three years this has happend on a rebloomer in the middle
of summer.  I have planted the increases and this year the ones that I
planted two years ago bloomed exactly like the mother rhizome.  I orginally
called them air plants for lack of a better name.  This year a watched and
waited to see how long the bloom stalk would last with these increases on
them.  They lasted from July until the first freeze.
Porterville, CA zone 8/9, 34 degrees and foggy

-----Original Message-----
>>        Linda, it is the latter.  This type of increase on the iris is not
>>the same as a proliferation on a daylily.  In the early stages of
>>increase on the iris mother rhizome/bloomstalk, you cannot see the
>>increase because it is under the ground.
>>                Walter Moores
>>                Enid Lake, MS 7/8
>Dear Walter: I'd like to add my two bits. Only twice in 50 years have I had
>"true" proliferations on an iris. Both were tall beardeds. The little fans
>developed part-way up the stalk, so they were quite visible. But also very,
>very rare, at least in the tall beardeds. Lloyd Zurbrigg in Durham NC

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