The Size of the Rhizome: Definitely Robust!

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The Size of the Rhizome

By irisloverdee
April 15, 2013

Does iris rhizome size count? Does the size of the iris rhizome matter? There are many different opinions on the subject. I hope this short tutorial will shed some light on the subject for you.

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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Apr 15, 2013 5:40 AM CST
When I bought this house there were irises planted, but I didn't know it. And as I was digging up turf to make a bed, I tossed all the mud/grass/roots over into a pile. I saw some kind of roots, but had no idea what they were because we never had irises growing up. The next year I had a beautiful clump of irises where I had tossed all the dirt. And these were from rhizomes that were basically just lying on the ground in a heap, not planted or anything.
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lovemyhouse
Apr 15, 2013 6:56 AM CST
Fun, isn't it. Big Grin A place I once worked had a one-acre field attached. Was a construction dump or razed house or something and we were always finding little chunks of concrete and such. The first Spring I was the only one entranced by the appearance of gorgeous purple Iris along the fence line. Passiflora showed up too, but the Iris had my heart. Lovey dubby
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