Re: CULT: Blyth irises
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- Subject: Re: CULT: Blyth irises
- From: "Walter A. Moores" <wam2@Ra.MsState.Edu>
- Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 06:30:11 -0600 (MDT)
On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, Rick Tasco/Roger Duncan wrote:
> Leaf Spot is a fungal disease of mainly bearded iris, although I have
> seen it to a lesser degree on Louisiana's and Spurias. Small circular
> to oval spots looking watery or greasy appear on the leaves.
Finally, somebody has mentioned the magic word 'greasy.' Greasy
spot is a common occurrence on iris foliage in the summer in the South.
It is caused by rainfall and is found in beds where irises are planted
rather close together. I find it in beds but not often on plants lined
out. While it may be unsightly, it is not really a problem because it is
easily removed by dishwashing liquid. With plants I am shipping, I
sometimes have to use a wash cloth and scrub 'behind those iris ears.'
I think it is caused by rain splattering moldy soil up on the leaves, but
it doesn't penetrate the leaves so is easily removed by the above
Enid Lake, MS 7/8