Irises forum: Iris Oddities

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 31, 2014 7:03 PM CST
I have several Odd things happening this year, thought we could share some pictures of odd stuff going on. Weather related I'm sure.
I had 3 Royal Harlequin open on the same day with 4 falls and 4 standards, and 4 of all the internal parts. Wierd!
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Then I had 2 Arthouse open on the same day with multiple falls, and only one or two standards, but some of the falls had Multiple beards.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 31, 2014 7:10 PM CST
The weird stuff is happening down here, too,Tom;

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NOID-en-stein's "good side!
Had lots of nice blooms on this plant for over a week, and the rest of the blooms on the clump(6-8) are fine! Doubt this one is weather, but maybe herbicide drift Shrug! ...Arlyn
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 31, 2014 8:13 PM CST
I don't like weird iris traits, especially the double beards. I love bushy fat beards but not double ones. It has to be environmental stress.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 31, 2014 8:27 PM CST
Good thing you all have let me know this kind of stuff happens sometimes so I don't get all excited thinking aliens have caused plant mutations in my garden. Blinking Blinking Wow, those ARE some odd looking flowers.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
May 31, 2014 8:58 PM CST
I had weird goings-on with Vapor this year -- three falls, but only two standards. On several stalks. Other stalks were fine. It was fine last year. Think Bonnie's right -- environmental stress. I didn't take any pictures -- but I do have witnesses................... Rolling my eyes.
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DaveinPA
May 31, 2014 9:29 PM CST
I posted this in the "beards" forum as well, but this is the first "oddity" I have ever found. It was on only one bloom and on one beard.

Saturday Night Live

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 31, 2014 10:49 PM CST
Well I did have four standards and falls on protocol and jewel baby got wild but she does not need much encouragement. Then there was Flat Broke that formed a bunch of little petal like standards and falls were not much bigger. I posted pics of Protocol but did not take pics of the others.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 1, 2014 3:38 AM CST
Debra, whos to say that it isn't caused by plant aliens??? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jun 1, 2014 6:24 AM CST
That's right, Tom! I attribute some of the screwy things I do to alien influences, so why NOT plants, too. Big Grin Hilarious! Hilarious!
"Every life has a death, and every light a shadow. Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will." Mary Stewart
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jun 1, 2014 6:40 AM CST
It's them d*** garden gnomes!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Jun 1, 2014 6:49 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
"Every life has a death, and every light a shadow. Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will." Mary Stewart
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jun 1, 2014 8:46 AM CST
Bonnie stole my thought - those garden gnomes messing around again. My first and last Footloose blooms were fine, but in the middle it bloomed with two falls and two open standards. I posted this before in the "ugly iris" thread but here it is:
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I think the gnomes stole the third standard & fall to make rain hats!
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 1, 2014 8:52 AM CST
Bearded Wonder is a pretty iris that has unusual trait.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 1, 2014 12:38 PM CST
Chardonnay and Ice has one with a double bearded fall, and other one has a fall that's half fall, and half standard. Very strange! I guess it has 2 1/2 falls and 2 1/2 standards! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Jun 1, 2014 12:40 PM CST
The Joker strikes!
"Every life has a death, and every light a shadow. Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will." Mary Stewart
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
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grannysgarden
Jun 1, 2014 2:19 PM CST
Tom, that is weird...... and not lovely! That half standard/half fall takes the cake.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 1, 2014 2:29 PM CST
I think I had that happen to another iris a few year back. very wierd
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Jun 1, 2014 4:25 PM CST
Similar strange stuff occurring here too! Keep yer garden gnomes under control people! Sticking tongue out

I guess it was from the weather cause I didn't spray anything on the fence weeds this year.

Four falls on Chinese Empress. Not that unusual in first blooms...
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A white fall and double beard on Aphrodisiac Never had any problems with this one before.
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And Just Crazy living up to its name! Smiling Four falls - one doubled and one odd colored and a double beard...
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 1, 2014 6:29 PM CST
that looks like a half fall, half standard on Just Crazy, like the one I had above! Way cool!
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Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
Jun 1, 2014 6:33 PM CST
Can't wait to see what wierd stuff is going to happen here. Get out the geiger counter.

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