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TB: corkscrew foliage

From: vince lewonski <vincelewonski@yahoo.com>

> Dennis Kramb wrote:
> > 
> > From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
> > 
> > Last year I acquired several unknown historic TB's from
> my neighbor.  I got
> > one start of each, and they were all quite small
> (probably because she
> > grows them in a shady area in her yard).
> > 
> > Anyhoo...only 2 of them bloomed this year.  One of the
> ones that did NOT
> > bloom this year is turning into a monster.  It has very
> tall, very wide
> > leaves.  But the most peculiar thing about it is the
> corkscrew foliage it
> > has.
> > 
> > Almost every leaf makes a 180 degree twist from the
> base to tip.  Some go
> > 360 degrees (looks like a double twist). I've never
> seen an iris do this
> > before.  I wonder if it's a genetic thing or if the
> iris is stressed out
> > somehow?
> > 
   V. sez:
   CLOUD BALLET was a corksrew grower last year, but is not
this year. Didn't move it or do anything different. It also
has large, husky rhizomes that could be weighed by the

Vince Lewonski
Secane, PA  Zone 6

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