Mike -- Actually, I haven't noticed
many SDB or MDB bloomouts, but what I do see is many more blooms on single fans
than with TBs. The single fan just makes me antsy, particularly when so
many of my first-year SDBs are sending up 5 or
more stalks. (I've counted as many as 9, but can't afford the
time to count them all.) I'll make a point of seeing whether this one
puts out increase by the end of the season.
This is a strange season, with terrific bloom on
first-year seedlings of all sizes, great increase on most of them, as well,
but the TBS growing extremely tall with low bud count.
Also, I'm getting less than 50% germination
overall, whereas I normally get near 70%. It's probably a blessing,
since space is chronically short here, but it also means that some crosses are
giving less than 10%.
All of the above follows a year of extreme
drought, then a mild winter with little moisture until just recently. (The
seed pots were kept watered, though.) -- Griff
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Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 8:48
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: 07H9
Hey Griff (and everyone else) it seems like SDBs
and MDBs are much more prone to bloomout here. We usually don't have too
many TB bloomouts but many in the SDBs. Has anyone else noticed this or
is just climatic?