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Re: SPU:Strange Growth

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] SPU:Strange Growth
  • From: John I Jones jijones@usjoneses.com
  • Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 18:56:56 -0800

I have seen it on TBs as well as spurias. Think of them as "air 
increases." There have been some previous comments on the list about 
them, but I can't recall a keyword to find the messages. I recall that 
they are functional clones. Plant them...


On Jan 1, 2006, at 6:14 PM, Patrick Orr wrote:

> 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 
> happened to. 
> 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 other 
> irises? 
> I've included a few photos, one with the flash on and two 
> without...from both sides of the plant.
> Patrick Orr
> Phoenix, AZ  Zone 9
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