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Re: IRIS-L digest 1099

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: IRIS-L digest 1099
  • From: "Ryan S. Carter" <birddog@mnsinc.com>
  • Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 13:22:39 -0600 (MDT)

	There is no chance of this. The beds were prepared two years ago,
and sibirica nana alba was the first thing to be planted there. Neither it
nor any other of my siberians has bloomed before.


>Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 10:41:17 -0700
>From: Chad Schroter <Chad.Schroter@qntm.com>
>To: Iris List <IRIS-L@Rt66.com>
>Subject: re: Ryan's strange stalk, and El Meano comments
>Message-ID: <615C5D312A7BD111B75700805FA790A425C34C@milcmsga.qntm.com>
>	I completely renovated a bed this year, I carefully dug all the
>iris, rototilled, and topped with 6 - 12 inches of compost. Despite my best
>efforts to remove all of a small clump of Caesars Brother several leaves are
>showing through where it used to be. The point I make is that even if you
>think that you have removed all of some other SIB before you planted S. nana
>alba there probably was an old rhizome left there (or perhaps imported with
>your S. nana alba clump) which is generating this bloom stalk. The highly
>unlikely alternative would be a 'sport' or spontaneous new hybrid which
>arises from the parent tissue as if it were a graft from another plant. This
>very, very rarely happens (Several roses were discovered this way) and I am
>not sure if it is even possible in Iris. Anyways apply Occams Razor if you
>know what I mean.

>Ryan wrote:
>	I have a most unordinary thing happening. I noticed off to the side
>	of my Iris sibirica nana alba patch (a 6" white siberian)another
>	coming up, slightly taller, with more purple pigment in the stems
>	spathes than the others. This is now showing color, and it is deep
>	There is no chance that it could be anything else. What could it be?
>	Thanks,
>	Ryan
>	here peak bloom is occurring
>Chad Schroter
>Los Gatos Zone 9

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