Re: CULT: New Rot
Jeff and Carolyn Walters wrote:
> The only form of rot that has previously occurred here during the warm
> months is bacterial soft rot. This *new* rot appears to be fungal, however,
> as several small white fuzzy spots were apparent on the affected rhizome.
> It was not slimy or foul smelling, but had a puffy or spongy texture. I
> might mention that since the beginning of August it has been unusually wet
> and humid for this area.
> Does anyone have any ideas about the nature of the problem I have
> Jeff Walters in northern Utah (USDA Zone 4, Sunset Zone 2)
Sounds suspiciously like Crown rot(Sclerotium rolfsii). Check it out on
page 338 of The World of Iris.
Superstition Iris Gardens