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Re: color change


I am pretty much a novice too, but I have never heard of an iris that 
had such a dramatic color change from blue to yellow. I wonder if 
anyone else out there had this experience?? I personally cannot 
believe that it is possible. 
Did you see the blue iris blooming and know for sure they were the 
ones you replanted? Maybe there were some yellow ones, which did not 
bloom in the original location, but favored the new location, and 
that is what you see now.
As for planting too deep.....been there, done that... and they all 
died.
I think its a pretty common mistake for those of us used to planting 
tulips, etc. Now I plant them where the rhizomes are sticking up just 
a tad, or are so shallow, the first good rain exposes them a little; 
and I haven't had any problems with that at all.
However, if they survived the deep planting, I think you would not 
have to replant them now. They managed to overcome the obstacle.
Still can't believe a blue iris would turn to yellow under any 
circumstances.
Laetitia  


--- In iris-talk@y..., mmwilson@c... wrote:
> I'm a novice gardener, and I transplanted blue irises that were 
next 
> to the house to a new location.  When they came up this spring they 
> were all pale yellow! The new location has several evergreen trees 
> close by so I'm wondering if a more acidic soil could have caused 
the 
> color change.  There's more shade in the new location, although 
they 
> do get some direct sun.  I'm live in Duluth, MN.
> 
> Also, I planted them a bit too deep, and although I don't think 
this 
> affected the color change, I am concerned about the longer term 
> problems that could result from this error.  so i have two 
questions:
> 
> 1.  Is it common for irises to change color from blue to yellow in 
> different soil or other environmental conditions?
> 2.  What are the long term effects of planting irises too deep, and 
> should I replant them this fall?
> 
> Thanks!


 

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