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Re: Cult Bloom out

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Cult Bloom out
  • From: "lmmunro" <lmmunro@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 22:18:06 -0000

--- In iris-photos@y..., "FRANCELLE EDWARDS" <fjmjedwards@w...> wrote:
> Here is a picture of Celebration Song trying to bloom out.   So 
pretty and such a heart breaker.  How can this problem be minimized?
> Francelle Edwards   Glendale,  AZ   Zone 9
    It's hard to believe that such a big pretty clump is trying to 
self destruct itself. I don't know how to stop this, but I would 
think there must be a way to encourage it to reproduce vegetatively.
Are you going to cross it with something? If not, maybe deadheading 
would send it the right message? 
Last year one of my iris tried to do this; but sometime late in the 
season new increase appeared. After the bloom died, I fed it alot 
of 'bulb food'. That might help.

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