Irises forum: Virus damage?

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Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
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BlueFlagFan
May 10, 2017 6:19 PM CST
Today in my bed of red NOIDs, appeared the unusual bloom pictured below. I divided and transplanted my original clump two years ago and have never seen a bloom like this, nor do I have another variety remotely close to looking like this one. The fan also appears stunted. Can this be a virus?... a mutant?... a natural cross?... fungicide damage? I sprayed fungicide about 5-6 weeks ago before there were any signs of buds. Besides the white edging, the beard color is also different. Any thoughts on causes would be insightful, and help this "young'un" learn. ;) Thanks in advance!

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Here is a better photo of what the other blooms look like:
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Name: Barbara
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iciris
May 10, 2017 6:28 PM CST
Did you use round-up around the clump?
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Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
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BlueFlagFan
May 10, 2017 6:33 PM CST
I have not recently used Round-Up. I may have used some two years ago to kill the grass in this location when I created the bed. My yard is surrounded by ag fields.
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
May 10, 2017 6:36 PM CST
By the way that clump shot is magnificent! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 11, 2017 3:49 AM CST
It could be many of the reasons listed, but I tend to think it's a seedling. If it continues to grow and bloom the same, that would be a clue.

Your NOID sure looks like something I've seen before, but not grown. Maybe on the NAPA web site? Not sure. I'll bet someone on here knows it.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 11, 2017 6:56 AM CST
I'd say it's chemical damage.....as it looks like the foliage is affected, too. I've never had...or at least NOTICED that I had.....damage from any of the fungicides, although, it's possible that , in a heavier concentration, they *might* have an effect. My first guess would be 2.,4 D. The Round Up Damage that I have seen, here, didn't seem to affect the foliage...just the bloom Shrug! . As Tom said, another year will tell if it's a random seedling, or not.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 12, 2017 9:49 AM CST
I'm leaning mostly to the seedling side. What else do you have around there that looks similar?
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UndertheSun
May 12, 2017 11:13 AM CST
If it blooms that way again next season, thank the bees for making that new beauty.

Love the clump shot! Thumbs up

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