Re: OT-BIO: Melanie and Karen Small, plus 2 questions
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- Subject: Re: OT-BIO: Melanie and Karen Small, plus 2 questions
- From: "william b. cook" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 20:40:02 -0600 (MDT)
> Greetings iris lovers. I am a graduate student who has joined this list
> on behalf of my mother, Karen, who does not own a computer (yet).
> Although she is primarily a daylily fanatic, she does have a TB iris bed
Welcome to the Iris List. Dare I tell you that there is an online
Daylily Forum? [Membership is limited to American Hemerocallis Society
Members only.] There are some types of Irises that you could grow in
> 1) A few of her plants, Lacy Snowflake in particular, have abundant
> foliage, but few bloomstalks. This is Lacy Snowflake's second year
> after division and it only has two bloomstalks. Is it possible that it
> is still recovering from the division, or could there be another
To my understanding, Maryland has been having a very cloudy, wet
spring. This will sometimes promote lush foliage with few blooms. Also,
fertilizing too much can cause this.
> 2) Some of the leaves, but not all, on a few plants have an unusual
> appearance. She says the leaves can best be described as looking like
> crepe paper, as though you had crushed the leaf in your hand (if such a
> thing were possible) and it stayed that way. Lacy Snowflake, Beverly
> Sills, and Magic Man are the plants affected.
This is almost certainly weather related. A late freeze can cause
leaves to grow like this, as can overabundant moisture. Once the weather
returns to normal, the new leaves will not have this symptom.
Mark A. Cook