Adventitious growths like this aren't too
unusual in the plant world generally, but I must say I haven't seen this happen
yet on my 30 spuria patches. Looks like you have a plant that is trying to give
itself away to the neighbors!
I have seen this happen in orchids, and have
even seen new plants sprout from their roots (not rhizomatic roots, but feeder
roots), so I would think that new plants could sprout whereever there are viable
I have never seen this on a spuria iris before. Out of the old
spent bloom stalk is growing a new rhizome, complete with a root about at
least an inch long. This is only one of 3 different plants this has
I know that various century plants and onions do this, and the walking
iris also is known for this, but it usually happens where there was a flower,
as opposed to right off the side of a bloom stalk.
Is this normal for spuria iris to do this? Does this happen with
I've included a few photos, one with the flash on and two without...from
both sides of the plant.
Phoenix, AZ Zone 9
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