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Re: CULT: What to do (if anything) about a fan growing horizontally


Mike  --  I think the fan you describe will continue growing horizontally.
It's only a guess, but my guess is that the errant fan already was showing a
tendency to grow horizontally when you planted it.  Over the years, when I
encountered such a rhizome at planting, I at first tried burying the tail
end of the rhizome deeper, so that the fan stood more vertically.  I still
do this, but find that another effective trick is to face the rhizome
directly away from the sun or prevailing light source, so that it tends to
right itself as it grows.  I also plant this same way any rhizomes that are
on the edge of a shade zone, since they will tend to lean toward the full
sun in any case.  --  Griff

zone 7 in Virginia


----- Original Message -----
From: <Matbeach1@aol.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 11:52 AM
Subject: [iris] CULT: What to do (if anything) about a fan growing
horizontally


> On one of my recently planted in September, a prominent very healthy fan
has
> grown out horizontally, almost directly parallel to the ground. I suppose
I
> assumed that it would right itself on its own, but it hasn't. The plant
appears
> to be enormously healthy and vigorous (it is Crowned Heads). Other smaller
> fans around it are sticking upward vertically as they should.
>
> Should I assume that in the spring this big fan will grow upward? I am
> wondering if this is common. I have no other plants where this has
happened.
>
> Thanks--
> Mike
> Coastal SC
> Zone 7B (I think)
>
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