Just as an aside, I have read articles that examined the use of herbicides like Surflan or Treflan to influence the ploidy of plants. The desired effect being conversion from diploid to tetraploid. Supposedly these treatments were safer than using colchicine - if less effective.
Here is a link to one:
I suppose the opposite transformation is also possible.
Are the 2 different stalks on connected rhizomes ?
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Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 3:36:18 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] CAN THEY CHANGE TO A DIPLOID
I was planning on tossing the dogear iris but will keep it till next year
to see if it blooms the same. If Im still around I will let you know,