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Sep 27, 2012 5:22 PM CST
|While weeding I noticed one of my new bearded iris that I got this year has what looks to me like rot. Although there are new leaves that grew, the leaves that came with the rhizome has died off and left what looks like a hole.|
What do you think? Rot?
Sep 27, 2012 7:07 PM CST
|If it's rot, it will be very soft and mushy, it will smell bad too. If it does, I'd scrape out the soft tissue, and spray with a diluted bleach solution. If it's dry, I'd leave it alone. The rest looks healthy.|
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Sep 27, 2012 7:34 PM CST
|Julia, I had a few that dried out inside like that this year. Just the dry summer, I think. Mine were not squishy or stinky, so I don't worry about them. |
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Sep 27, 2012 8:49 PM CST
|Looks like a bulb that bloomed already from the picture, Soft rot has a real distinctive smell like Tom said and would be mushy, your plant looks healthy I would not worry about it.|
Sep 28, 2012 3:03 AM CST
|DD has taken rizomes that were borer infested and cut them down to something that looks like it would hardly make it.|
This fall they were putting out fresh leaves. Incredible what a plant will do to survive.
Sep 28, 2012 7:14 AM CST
|Okay, thanks everyone. |
It is raining here today so can't check the rhizome to see if it is soft or not. That one is Jump For Joy that I got the end of July. Good thing I took the pic and labeled them or I'd be wondering all fall, winter and spring which one it is.
Will check it tomorrow when the rain clears out again.