Iris Seed Pod - Knowledgebase Question

Columbus, NE
Avatar for jtbower
Question by jtbower
December 2, 1997
Have you ever heard of the flower Iris (rhizome grown) producing a seed pod? My aunt had one do just that! It produced several dozen seeds.

Answer from NGA
December 2, 1997
As a matter of fact I have. I have never seen it in on an iris in "real life" but we discussed the appearance of a seed pod appearing on the iris of a fellow student during a Master Gardener lecture. Unfortunately, like the seeds of other rhizome/bulb/tuber/corm plants they are not very reliable. Some will not germinate at all, some grow some really strange things. Once I harvested seeds from calla lily pods and tried to grow them. I did everything could have done open heart surgery on my seed flats they were so pristine. Guess what happened? Nothing. I imagine these seeds may be useful to breeders but not to regular old gardeners like myself.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Eastern Redbud and Evergreens"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.