Re: Rhizomes only bloom once?
> In a message dated 96-10-12 22:18:26 EDT, Dana writes:
> >Whether it blooms or not that rhizome you bought
> >should reproduce and have at least two babies. The next bloom season you
> >have twice as good a chance for bloom, and so on until you dig all those
> >up and separate and replant them.
> Linda replies:
> Ahh, if it were only true.....
> : ) some of them just sulk.
> Linda Mann email@example.com east TN usa
And Barb comments:
That's an humorous way of putting it! I am fascinated by the levels of
fan growth on the irises I planted this summer. Some have one large
fan, some have added one or more smaller fans to that, a couple have 5
or 6 fans already, and some are struggling to maintain the one small fan
they had or newly-grew. This is one thing I'm keeping track of. More
on record-keeping later. We had our first light frost this morning, and
expect colder tomorrow a.m., so I think it's time I go out with my
record book and write down each variety and how many and what size
fan(s) they have, for starters. Then later on I can observe how the
fans die back for the winter! HANDS UP has two new small fans starting
but no bloomstalk. It was the first iris I planted, at the end of July,
and it has just sat there with its huge fan until a couple of weeks ago
when the babies popped up. Fascinating. I suppose some irises are more
reserved about increasing than others. Now I get to see which ones!
Barb Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org Region 18, Zone 5/6, first frost
10/17/96. And my tomatoes and eggplants were still blooming yesterday!!