Irises forum: Mosaic or something else?

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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 5, 2015 9:47 AM CST
I highly suspect this is mosaic but I don't know for sure. If memories serves me correctly, this one came up with variegated leaves this spring. It is Madison Cooper and I really hate to dig her up and toss her but will if I have to. She came from HIPS a couple of years ago and I am pretty sure it is the only one in the bed that has this problem.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jul 5, 2015 9:55 AM CST
I really can't see what you're referring to, Lori Rolling my eyes. , but, if you suspect disease, I'd at least dig it, and maybe pot him up, put the pot off by itself, and let nature take it's course ! You might be wise to "drench" the soil where it was planted .......maybe some 10% bleach water, or hydrogen peroxide solution (1 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide to 1 gallon of water).......if I've ever HAD mosaic on any plant.....I didn't know it Confused , and really don't know much about it.....does it cause leaf varigation ?
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 5, 2015 9:58 AM CST
Oh duh, I forgot to post the picture...here maybe this will help. *Blush*
Thumb of 2015-07-05/enidcandles/1fc62b

Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 5, 2015 10:00 AM CST
I have a spot right in the middle of that same bed where the irises are really, really short. I should go take a pic but I am lazy. Fabian is maybe 6" tall and didn't bloom this year and there are 3 or 4 other historic TBs that are the same way. I don't know what might be causing that!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jul 5, 2015 10:06 AM CST
http://ipm.illinois.edu/diseases/rpds/654.pdf here's a link that may give you some info....from your picture, and your description of "short" iris, plus what I've just read on this link......it sounds like mosaic !
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 5, 2015 10:18 AM CST
The stunted ones and the ones with the funky leaves are several feet from each other but in the same bed. I wonder if I am going to have a problem in the whole bed now? Crap, crap, crap!!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jul 5, 2015 10:26 AM CST
It sounds like it's spread by insect activity (aphids), so maybe it is likely those neighboring plants are also affected......I'd get on that bed with some insecticide, if it was me.....if you're "green", I'm sure there is something "organic" that can slow down aphids . From what I read, if it's the "mild" form, it isn't *too* serious a problem.
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Jul 5, 2015 11:11 AM CST
Aphids should be controllable with a dish soap mixture. I don't use toxic dish soap like Dawn, so I mix a few drops of essential oils like wintergreen. Crushed garlic and hot pepper in the soap is good too. Dilute it. I once burned the daylights out of my roses with garlic.
Don't make fear based decisions.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 5, 2015 11:22 AM CST
Oh, Arlyn..I am not "green"! I should be but I am not. I do have essential oils out the gazoo though so I should probably look up how to use them in the garden. I am supposed to finish up my Aroma Therapy course by September but since it is July and I haven't started sending my tests in yet, it just may not happen. I have gained a lot of info, just may not get the certificate that says I know stuff. lol
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 5, 2015 11:23 AM CST
I should add, I have not had an aphid problem this year. I did last year when I had rose bushes near the iris beds. I had aphids everywhere, they were awful but none this year thank goodness!!

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