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Re: new blooms

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] new blooms
  • From: "Francesca R Thoolen" <irisgirl2@home.com>
  • Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 06:44:01 -0700

Dennis, You probably already know that ants are really attracted to aphids.
I suggest you might want to check to see if there are some aphids some place
on the plant; or if there is some sugary fluid in the flower they like that
too of course.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Saturday, May 05, 2001 6:12 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] new blooms

>>Very pretty. I looked at the photo before reading your paragraph and
>>also decided it looks like a siberian. It does not look like my I.
>>nor those I've seen growing at the U.C. Berkeley Botanical Garden. I'm
>>attaching a picture of a white longipetala from the Garden. The others
>>differ by having purple veins.
>>Attachment converted: Macintosh HD:longipetala white.jpg (JPEG/ogle)
>Ken thanks for posting the real longipetala.  I did some reading and
>strangely enough the description well matches my plant... everything
>but the long petals.
>One other peculiar item is that the flowers on mine are attracting
>those tiny black ants.  I've never known an iris to do this.  Are
>ants attracted to Siberians?  Are they attracted to I. longipetala?
>I don't recall ever reading about it before.
>And no, there's no aphids to be found...... besides, when ants &
>aphids get together it's usually at the base of a plant, not at the
>Dennis Kramb; dkramb@badbear.com
>Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6
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