message dated 6/13/2006 12:18:48 A.M. Central Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
the bloomstalk and any foliage intact,>>
nutritional pathways in the bloom stalk appears to be one way? It is
designed to supply nutrition for the blooms and supporting foliage, pod when
produced. It's doubtful it collects nutrients for storage in the
foliage or fans at the base of the stalk might still be collecting as
it is their job. If the rhizome has no foliage at the base of the
stalk it is probably bald?? But only time will tell.
cultivars traditionally wait until really late in the summer to send up
new increase and foliage.