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Re: CULT: TB: Early Death

Thank you Jeff for the suggestion of bleach solution,this TB was planted at
the same time as several from Suttons and "Ring around Rosie" go figure that
this one would need the"watchful eye"-
Dorothy Hartman,zone5/6-Reg#6
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff and Carolyn Walters" <jcwalters@bridgernet.com>
To: <iris-talk@egroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2000 2:02 PM
Subject: [iris-talk] CULT: TB: Early Death

> > From: Dick Hartman <rwhdlh@oceana.net>
> > Yes I'm one of the lurkers and have occasionally put my two cents worth
> in,-as an Iris (almost a fanatic,love these babies)am mostly content to
> soak up the info,-Grand Metallic bought this one from Cooleys early spring
> and planted first of July -DEAD.
> Dorothy,
> Do you know what caused GRAND METALLIC's demise?
> I can attribute nearly all my losses of newly planted/replanted rhizome
> divisions between planting time and the onset of winter to one of three
> disease conditions. Two of these are "exotic", i.e., they have shown up on
> newly acquired rhizomes from "milder" climates, but do not propogate here
> on their own. These are fungal crown rot and "scorch". The only endemic
> disease that has killed newly planted rhizomes is bacterial soft rot.
> Soaking rhizome divisions in a bleach solution before planting and keeping
> a close eye on newly planted rhizomes and giving them a drench or two of
> bleach solution in situ if they show any signs of developing soft spots
> been quite effective in stemming losses from both kinds of rot. I have not
> found any effective means of saving rhizomes that develop symptoms of
> "scorch". There are no animal/insect problems here severe enough to kill
> rhizomes outright. We do not have either iris borers or rabbits, and for
> some unknown, but welcome reason, I seem to be located in a deer-free
> although this is by no means the case for everyone even in my immediate
> neighborhood. Perhaps because of our drier climate, the large, juicy
> rhizomes from the West Coast do not appear to be at particular risk when
> planted here.
> Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4/5, Sunset Zone 2, AHS Zone 7)
> jcwalters@bridgernet.com
> With snow flurries and temperature near freezing; rescued rebloom stalks
> IMMORTALITY (quite blue from the cold) and PINK ATTRACTION blooming
> indoors.

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