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MED: Iris Humor


This posting is not about humor regarding iris, but rather concerns jokes
played on us by iris.

I have been growing the IB variegata FIREBUG (Gatty, 94) almost since it
was introduced. It has a nice flower and stalk, but has been a shy bloomer
here. Last year on a second year clump with a multitude of healthy fans it
sent up exactly three stalks, which is niggardly performance from a
vigorously growing IB. Last summer I dug and divided the clump, but after
taking all I needed for replanting and selling (at the local club sale) and
giving away all that I could, there was still a considerable portion of the
clump left. This has been sitting in place on top of the ground ever since.
This unreplanted remnant is now in bloom and has sent up FOURTEEN stalks!!
Have I discovered a new way to coax reluctant bloomers into flowering? 

Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4, Sunset Zone 2)

> From: janet & shan <shan@montana.net>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
> Subject: Brown Iris
> Date: Sunday, May 24, 1998 9:58 AM
> The brown iris that do well in our garden are Piute Pass brown/yellow,
> Broadway , Freckled Sunshine is yellow/Brown, Copper Classic, Pink Fawn
> fawn colored with blue beards here, Chocolate Vanilla is different with
> brown,Nectar,Chocolate Marmalade and Rococoa are a few of the ones I have
> that do very well with brown, or beige coloring.  The above iris bloom
> every year..  Billings Montana--Zone 4.

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