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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 15, 2015 6:47 PM CST
looks like chemical damage.
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
May 15, 2015 6:48 PM CST
Bonnie -- all of them were like that. I have one even worse -- I'm trying to find the picture............

Well -- I give up -- I've been through all my 2015 pictures twice, and I can't find it. It didn't even look like a flower -- it was just a bunch of yellowy sticks on top of a bloom stalk. Shrug!
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
May 15, 2015 6:49 PM CST
tveguy3 said:looks like chemical damage.


Yup -- but it wasn't. I had probably twenty or thirty *Irises* like this, surrounded by normal ones.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
May 15, 2015 6:53 PM CST
That is just weird, Mary Ann.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 15, 2015 7:53 PM CST
And you think mine are alien! I wonder if they have the color of any of the parent iris.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
May 15, 2015 8:01 PM CST
Yes -- mine did -- carried the colors but nowhere near the form of an Iris. Someone on one of these lists identified it as cold damage. Shrug!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 15, 2015 8:05 PM CST
Oh no doubt it is, but that is severe change and it is interesting that it happened to many blooms instead of one or two.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 15, 2015 8:20 PM CST
Tom, I agree. They do look like chemical damage. We don't use chemicals and ours neighbor doesn't either. My reading has said that cold and herbicides can produce similar appearances of the flowers. The foliage is unchanged. At least, as far as I can see. Now I'm curious. Anyone else notice a foliar change?

This one is normal.


All of these are the same iris.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 15, 2015 9:06 PM CST
First time ever I had one like some of those above.

Should look like the first one. One section of the clump looked like the second one.
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Celia, what is the double-bearded one. It is the loveliest purple... Lovey dubby
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It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 15, 2015 9:17 PM CST
Debra, that's a NOID I got from someone. I have 12 clumps of it and it just keeps going and going. Want some?
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 16, 2015 5:21 AM CST
Ooooh, yes, please!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 16, 2015 7:00 AM CST
Done!
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
May 16, 2015 12:32 PM CST
I like that purple too!

These froze a few times--the stolen mountain 'Florentina'--
just one stalk of these with three blooms that did this weird half/half (or more like 2/3--1/3) thing
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the rest were all the normal whitish color, but extra thin and splotchy and rather crappy looking, but I think this is a cool bud picture
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we also had some freakishly short, 2-4 inchers
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 16, 2015 12:42 PM CST
Should I bring you some, Dirt? I have Sun, Mon, Tues and Thurs off this week.
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 16, 2015 12:59 PM CST
After a cold snap. The rest of the clump bloomed normally, but this one was weird from the bud on...


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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 16, 2015 1:17 PM CST
Kind of a cool shape.
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
May 16, 2015 2:57 PM CST
That's exactly what my very weird one looked like -- except there were no petals inside the green sticks. This was on Viking Dancer, and there were no other blooms or buds. Shrug!
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
May 16, 2015 3:35 PM CST
Western Sage

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Liquid Crystal Compass

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Rare Edition

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Tantara

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Istanbul

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Protocol
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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
May 16, 2015 4:06 PM CST
Zencat said:Should I bring you some, Dirt? I have Sun, Mon, Tues and Thurs off this week.


That would be great Celia--but I've got no place to put them until we cut down some trees and Asa loses more lawn Hilarious!
What's your schedule in about September?
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 16, 2015 9:37 PM CST
This has been the year for the cold damage, especially extra flower parts.

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