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Re: Soft rot

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Soft rot
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@erols.com>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 18:57:02 -0600 (MDT)

apearce@academy.net.au wrote:
> Hi all,
>          I was inspecting my irises today (seeing as how the bloom season is
> about to start here) and I found some soft rot on Titan's Glory.  It seemed
> only to be an increase that was affected - the other fans look OK at this
> stage (the main one is getting a stalk).  My question is: should I move it
> at this stage given that there is bloom coming?  Needless to say, I have cut
> away the affected area.  Any suggestions, people?
> Ann (in Adelaide)

Ann -- You've done the first most important thing by cutting away the
rotted part. Now, squirt some Chlorox bleach on the cut (I use an old
Windex bottle sprayer) and let the sun do the rest.

Griff Crump, near Mount Vernon, VA  jgcrump@erols.com

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