hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Seed pods

Sue asks

:Is it detrimental to Siberian irises to let the seed pods mature? Will it
:diminish their bloom next year? I have some large, established clumps that
:bloomed beautifully this year (but I didn't label 'em -- gorgeous slate blue,
:large flowers). I find the seeds quite attractive and would like to leave
:them as long as possible, if it won't weaken the plants. I'd like to do the
:same thing with my oriental poppies.
I wouldn't worry. In principle, of course, energy going into seed formation
does not go into vegetative growth. But I doubt you could notice the
difference. Many people grow I. foetidissima solely for its decorative

Happy irising, Tom.


Tom Tadfor Little         tlittle@lanl.gov  -or-  telp@Rt66.com
technical writer/editor   Los Alamos National Laboratory
Telperion Productions     http://www.rt66.com/~telp/

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index