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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Mar 26, 2014 8:19 PM CST
It's official. I have lost Arthouse. Crying She was planted in the fall of 2012, she bloomed in the spring of 2013, she died in the winter of 2013/2014. There were no increases, the mother rhizome was fully rotted out. I can't hardly stand it -- I think I was more excited about that Iris than anything else in my garden last year. And the location for her was great -- she was planted nearby to the beautiful NOID red Irises that Tom sent to me, and they are doing GREAT! Lots and lots of healthy increases -- each of those rhizomes will be a clump this year.

Go figure.

RIP Arthouse:


Anybody have a healthy clump of Arthouse that they can spare a rhizome from this year? Sad

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Mar 26, 2014 8:22 PM CST
I don't have Arthouse but I am sympathizing. Arthouse is beautiful! I hope you find another soon and I hope it does well.
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Mar 26, 2014 8:35 PM CST
I can help with that one it's done well Smiling
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Mar 26, 2014 8:55 PM CST
Oh yay Brad!!! Then it's just a fluke of this awful winter, and not a weakness in that cultivar?
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Mar 26, 2014 10:12 PM CST
It has definitely been a horrible winter for a lot of us and if it survived through this years winter in Iowa it is not a weak cultivar. Smiling You may try moving it to a different bed sometimes I plant them and they just sit there and do nothing, so I move them around to a different spot in the yard and it takes off and does great. At least you will know it is hardy coming from here we had many 100 degree days in July and -55 wind chills in January if a plant lives through that it should do well just about anywhere. Smiling
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 27, 2014 3:23 AM CST
Sorry for your loss, Mary Ann. Crying It's always the good ones it seems. I have Art House too, but I almost lost it that year I didn't treat for borers. It's coming back, and I am hoping it blooms this year.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Mar 27, 2014 5:51 AM CST
Isn't that the truth, Tom? It's always the good ones -- or at least, the ones most important to us. I have lost Swazi Princess too. The rhizome that I planted in a pot and brought into the house, has also died. Totally don't understand this one -- this Iris has survived everything thrown at it for almost forty years, including a move from Chicago to Kentucky when it lived in a box for a month and was planted in November!!

So if I gave anyone here a Swazi Princess rhizome last year when I thinned and replanted that Iris -- if it does well for you and you have increases in the future, please remember to share back a rhizome with me. I could probably find it to re-purchase, but there's a sentimental reason for wanting *that* particular Swazi Princess. Not her, of course, but one of her daughters.

Brad -- thanks for all that information regarding Arthouse -- I feel better now. Smiling The location was a great one -- lots of sun, excellent drainage -- all the Irises that I planted in that area are thriving. Maybe I just got a weak rhizome -- that's got to happen once in awhile, don't you think? Anyway -- thanks for your kind offer!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Mar 27, 2014 6:23 AM CST
yea Brad!!!!
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Mar 27, 2014 8:38 AM CST
Brad to the rescue!!! nodding
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Mar 28, 2014 8:19 AM CST
What she said!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 28, 2014 9:49 AM CST
Speaking of Dead irises, One of the last beds of mine to loose it's snow cover, one I started the summer of 02 (the hot summer) has lots of rot going on it appears. It was the last one to be rid of the snow, and was really mashed down and rabbit eaten I'm not sure what I can save yet. It's too muddy now to do anything with it right now. Might still save them, but most likely the bloom rhizomes are the ones gone. The rest of the beds seem OK.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Mar 28, 2014 10:30 AM CST
Well I'm sorry to hear about the bed in trouble -- but I'm glad to hear the rest of them are probably OK. Frustrating, isn't it?
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
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grannysgarden
Mar 28, 2014 1:40 PM CST
Tom. I hope your favorites were not planted in that bed.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 28, 2014 4:30 PM CST
There are quite a few nice ones in that bed We'll have to see how they turn out. It rained about an inch and a half in the last two days, so it's really too muddy to go do much right now.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Christy
Wyoming
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Cupcake
Mar 29, 2014 12:33 AM CST
Aww, sorry to hear that, Mary Ann. Crying I just poured over the list of goodies you sent me last Fall, but NO Swazi Princess or Arthouse.
Hugs- Christy
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Mar 29, 2014 7:28 AM CST
Thanks for checking Christy.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Mar 29, 2014 8:46 AM CST
Adding to the not quite dead list, but not going to bloom this year is Joviality, and Lesley My Love, both had some nice increases on them going into fall of their second year, so I was expecting about 3 stalks on each one, and the main rhizome of each is rotted on top. There's some new little ones still going to make it I think, but no bloom Thumbs down Crying Confused Sad
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Mar 29, 2014 9:00 AM CST
Bummer. Sad
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Mar 29, 2014 12:09 PM CST
Tom as you know winter was horrible here, I thought I had the majority of it stopped but with all the rain and snow the past week I am finding some of the bulbs are still mushy after cleaning them out and getting all dirt away from them was hoping we could get lucky and have some warm dry weather but the forecast is calling for high's in the 40's next week and 3 days of rain Thumbs down I am going to have start treating with the 10% bleach solution and try to beat it that way if any one else has used something else that has worked to stop rot would Love to hear about what has worked.

Mary Ann as of now ..I must Have it.. looks fine so may be able to help you with that one too but everything looked really good just a couple months ago funny How fast things can change with Mother Nature will know more in the coming weeks as stuff starts to wake up and grow our ground is still freezing at night and the frost is still not out of the ground yet. It will be another late bloom season here.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Mar 29, 2014 12:22 PM CST
Well, I just spent a while cleaning out the beds by the house. I found Luxuriant Lathario completely dead, and Here Comes the Night, Strawberry Shake,Teenybopper and Temporal Anomaly with rotted off main rhizomes. Not pretty. I was soooooo looking forward to seeing them bloom this year. I can't even go look at that one bed yet, as it's too muddy there, and right now I don't want to know. I don't know if it was totally the weather, or a combination of the weather and the rabbits eating off so many of the leaves so short. It's supposed to be nice tomorrow, so I'm going to clean out that new bed. It looked pretty good a couple of days ago, but like Brad said, with the two day rain we just had, things can change. Ugh, I feel sorry for you Brad, you have many more losses then I have. If you lived closer, I'd bring over a bottle and we could drown our sorrows. Crying Crying Crying
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great

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