We're having a cool spell - at least 93F feels cools compared to what we
been having. So I've been moving some things. This OGB- type AB is one.
This plant has been an anomaly and I'm curious. When it is growing, the
foliage is 4" max. Usually a seedling that stays so small is simply one
that isn't going to grow and I thought for a time that was the case.
though, never put on increase and this one did. It actually makes a
clump of fans. For perspective I put the watch on the salad plate
6 1/2" in diameter. I've been growing this since spring of 2002
never bloomed, but it has survived and every spring it has put on
I figured it probably fried this year, but when I dug it up it
shows to be
only dormant. I'm not interested in small irises particularly,
curious about this fellow. After all, it's 3/4 TB so why in the
world is it
this tiny? It may never bloom. This is the first move since it
came out of
the pot. I guess I'll keep growing it until it either blooms
It sure doesn't take up much room. Like everything else here,
it did suffer
this summer and I tossed a few dried up rhizomes that were
between the two
clumps left in the photo. Still, there are nine rhizomes
that are alive
with the largest barely 1/4" across. I just can't figure
why such a cross
would produce this. It had a couple of siblings which
were more normal for
the type of cross, but didn't survive the first year.
This one, that has a
lot of aril characteristics in the rhizomes, just
keeps surviving. Maybe
the move will finish it off.