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Re: good iris description

> Amy -- each increase produces next year's stalks, how many do you want next 
> year? Do you want increases to make more rhizomes to sell?  Do you want
> the cultivar to clump up fast or slowly? Which "ideal" gardener are you?
> A commercial venture needing many for commerce or neat and tidy home 
> gardener, or adventurous competitor of AIS shows??
> The answer to your question depends on what you want as an individual and
> your purposes for growing iris.

I suppose I'd go for a 1:2 ratio -- one bloom for every two increases
(or said in other ways, 50% of fans bloom)... because this is right in
the middle of the AIS guidelines.  I'm not looking to propagate -- thus
I want a lot of bloom -- but I don't want bloom out, either.
Amy Moseley Rupp
amyr@austx.tandem.com, Austin, TX, zone 8b
*or* amyr@mpd.tandem.com
Jill O. *Trades, Mistress O. {}

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