Irises forum: Is this an Iris "pup"?

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Name: seaecho
Phelan, Ca. (Zone 8b)
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seaecho
Jun 12, 2015 6:22 PM CST
Do you even call it a pup? LOL. How big does it have to be before I can separate it?


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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Jun 12, 2015 8:31 PM CST
Think in terms of a year from now! It's called an *increase*. Smiling
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UndertheSun
Jun 12, 2015 11:10 PM CST
I've heard them called babies, or children, but never a pup. hehe! Big Grin
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 12, 2015 11:29 PM CST
Seaecho, those variegated increase quickly. I started with 2 fans and by the end of it first season I had nine!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 13, 2015 6:36 AM CST
I've heard the term used ...as in, "When this iris has pups, you can have one !". As Mary Ann said, it will be ready to "separate " much later...probably next year. It might....and probably would...survive if separated now, and "babied" a little, but it's chances "increase" as the 'increase" gets larger, and develops it's own , viable root system.
Name: seaecho
Phelan, Ca. (Zone 8b)
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seaecho
Jun 14, 2015 9:53 PM CST
Thanks, everyone! I'll wait until next year then!

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