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Re: I've got rot?!?

Laura Williams wrote:
> I'm a new iris grower; just picked up some rhizomes last year at a local
> Iris Society sale.  One pink TB appeared to develop some holes in the
> exposed rhizome (borer??), but made it through winter and I thought it
> was doing OK though not blooming this year.  Alas! The foliage was
> turning yellow, so on closer investigation yesterday I noticed that the
> rhizome had mushy areas and the fan was breaking off at the rhizome.  Is
> this the dreaded rot I keep reading about?  Everybody else (about six TB
> white irises and one blue [Ft. Bragg] is fine.
> Thanks for any input!
> Laura Williams
> lwilliam@csg.org
> Lexington, KY

If it's rot just smell it & you will know what rot smells like for the rest of
you'r life. Then clean out the bad spots to good clean rhizome sprinkel a little 
comet on it, make sure the sun can reach it to dry it out & wish it luck.
                                      Dan Isbell izzy@sound.net

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