> 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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