Irises forum: Mother rhizomes...anyone want them?

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Region: California
Oct 17, 2016 2:05 PM CST
I know everyone tosses out the mothers, but...

I have to 2 piles of mother rhizomes. I'm going to plant some along my fence line, but there will be some left over. Does anybody want some? The majority of them have the name of the iris written on them, some do not. So it will just be a mixed box(es) of mother rhizomes that will be grabbed and placed in a box, taped up and shipped out. I planted some mothers last year and a couple of them produced increases that bloomed this year.

Who ever wants them, please post in this thread.

Region: California
Oct 17, 2016 3:08 PM CST
Even after tossing a lot of them out, I still had more than I thought. I forgot about the ones in the tack room in the barn. So I just filled up 3 grocery bags of rhizomes and mothers for a friend. There's still a nice pile of mothers left.

Some of the names:

Orange Joker
Marching Band
Modern Drama
Bubble Bubble
Sweet Latte
Devil David
Living on the edge
Total Recall
In Your Dreams
Hope is Everything
Private Treasure
Buffer Zone
Lovely Senorita
October Sky
Abbey Chant
Solar Fire
Flash of Light
Pursuit of Happiness
Heidi Alaina

I won't dig through the pile, I'll just grab and fill a box.

Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
Oct 17, 2016 5:40 PM CST
I will take a box for postage to pot for our iris sale when and if they grow big enough to sell for our iris society. We are hosting the Region 7 meeting this spring so it would be nice to have something to draw a crowd. I will send you the postage (correctly this time). If they have no names, I will hold onto them til they bloom and we can sell them at our rhizome sale.

Region: California
Oct 17, 2016 7:16 PM CST
Ok Jane, I got you down. Thumbs up
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Irises Container Gardener Hostas Garden Ideas: Level 1
Oct 17, 2016 7:30 PM CST
Mother rhizomes send up great surprises too. This is totally worth it folks! Some more than others. Here's Royal Majesty. Too nice to just toss and waste when you can build stock.

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I'm gonna decline only because I have my hands full, but I hope other take you up on these.
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Pam
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
Oct 17, 2016 7:54 PM CST
Rob, I will take a box o'moms! They will go on the hill below my bosses riding arena. Great place for color and will be enjoyed by lots of people. Let me know what the postage comes to!

Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
Oct 17, 2016 8:00 PM CST
It would be fun seeing pictures of the mother rhizomes and increases in the next few years.

Region: California
Oct 17, 2016 8:20 PM CST
Got you down Pam! Thumbs up

Gabe, I like re-planting mother rhizomes too. Green Grin!

Oct 17, 2016 8:43 PM CST

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hello underthesun, sounds wonderful. would love a box! more than happy to pay postage to have them shipped!! should i just send you my mailing address? thanks, randy/ga
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tomato Heads
Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US
Oct 17, 2016 9:02 PM CST

Plants Admin

I would love a box of these. Please let me know the how and where for sending postage and addresses by t-mail.
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
Oct 17, 2016 11:39 PM CST
Rob you are awesome, I'm too broke to get any this go around but the last irises I got from you are doing great. Thanks for sharing your plants with the community I'm sure everyone will be more than happy with what they get. Hurray!
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WA (Zone 7b)
Oct 18, 2016 12:47 AM CST
Oooooooh I would love some! If there are any left? If so what would postage be?
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Region: California
Oct 18, 2016 2:13 AM CST
I think there is enough to fill 2-3 boxes. I'll work my way down the list and fill as I go.


The offer is over now, they are all spoken for.

Region: California
Oct 18, 2016 2:29 AM CST
A quick photo of what they look like in case anyone wants to back out.

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There are smaller ones in the pile too. So they don't all look like that.

Region: California
Oct 18, 2016 11:13 AM CST
There was enough for 3.5 boxes, so I'm going to even them out to 4 boxes. Sorry Rebekah, there wasn't enough to fill 5 boxes, but there will be more next season.

They're being shipped out in "Regional Rate A" boxes....which are 3.5 times the size of a small Flat Rate box and cost less than a Medium Flat Rate box.
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 7a)
Oct 18, 2016 12:05 PM CST
Rob, you are absolutely awesome! I had to decline as I have zero space, but this is an amazing offer! I tip my hat to you.

Region: California
Oct 18, 2016 12:10 PM CST
Thank you! I tip my hat to you.

I have to admit, I pulled out the "Full of Grace" mother rhizome you see in the photo and potted it up this morning. Whistling
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Composter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plays in the sandbox
Oct 18, 2016 2:20 PM CST
Rob - I do believe that was prophetic, for you are a kind and gracious person. I tip my hat to you.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' Theodore Roosevelt
WA (Zone 7b)
Oct 18, 2016 3:12 PM CST
Thank you for offering Anyway!

You know I actually found an Iris I had transplanted into one of my flower beds. It was a hold over from the previous home owner. I don't think it bloomed this last season but it has doubled its rhizomes. I might have covered them a bit with the compost (oops) I'd put around my roses so I uncovered them a bit while I was weeding the bed and planting 40 some daffs :D..... I'm really looking forward to seeing what it does next year!
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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
Oct 18, 2016 4:14 PM CST
I planted some old mother nubs from a friends garden a few weeks ago and some have already started to grow long roots and little increases. I hope these do as well.

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