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Re: I have some bee seed pods

Since the rhizome that the stalk and seed pod are on will never bloom anyway. Once a rhizome blooms it never blooms again. I can see no effect on the amount of new increase from the mother. Her in the mid-west where we have a lot of spring rains we strip all leaves off the stalk when we see a pod forming. This keep the stalk from rotting. Pods still get big with lots of seed even when 3 pods on one stalk.

95 % of all the tall bearded "bee" pods I have had have no seeds in them. I am in doubt that bees cause these pods. "Bee Pods " is just a term used for pods forming where no cross was made. Why they form I have no idea.

Mike Greenfield

Subject: [iris] I have some bee seed pods


Ok, now you'll be proud of me. I didn't dead head everything this year.
Just about drove me nuts seeing all that dead stuff. BUT: Mastery looks like
it is going to have a nice pod.  So I'll leave it.  I've got a pretty good
idea what I'm to do next from someone off line.

But wanted you to know, I'm making a stab at this or rather  the bees did.

To anyone:
Also, if I let the energy go to making a seed, doesn't that mean that next
year's bloom will be less??

Linda in CW AZ

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