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> 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.

Just for some clarification:

As I understand it, you get one bloom stalk (sometimes with lots of
branches) per increase.

Not every increase will bloom the next season. (is there a general

Is clumping slowley or fast(ly) (grin) the same or different from the
rate a mother generates increases?


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(to remind my self as well)
John                     | "There be dragons here"
                         |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
                         |  to indicate the edge of the known world.

John Jones, jijones@ix.netcom.com
Fremont CA, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay) 
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.

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