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May 24, 2018 7:18 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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This is Awesome Alex with 4 falls and no standards! The other bloom on the same rhizome is normal.

Did you get anything odd in your iris blooms this year?
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May 24, 2018 7:28 PM CST
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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May 24, 2018 8:37 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Evelyn - Awesome Alex always produces chimera. It is very prone to them. Fortunately it is a very good bloomer so you can enjoy the odd ones and still have good blooms too.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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May 24, 2018 9:28 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
Yes, I've gotten flowers with four falls, two falls, two standards, and even one with two beards on one fall! It seems to happen at the beginning of the season or at the end of the season, at least in my garden. I remember that Mesmerizer produced some chimeras, but other cultivars did, too.
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May 25, 2018 12:51 AM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
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One of the blooms on my 'Awesome Alex' this year.. amusing Big Grin
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I had quite a few chimeras this year, but only took pictures of a few.. This one on 'Devil's Riot' was pretty good.
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May 25, 2018 2:19 AM CST
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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I had one polymerous bloom (4 falls, 4 standards) on 'Katniss'.

Every one of my supposedly 'Blue Fin' blooms (one stalk was all I had) had 3 falls, and NO standards.
Evaluating an iris seedling, hopefully for rebloom
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May 25, 2018 11:30 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Does anyone know what causes these things to happen? And that some irises are more prone to giving more or less what should be blooming?

It is one thing to have a "flattie", that has been bred to do so, and another thing to have one kind of of bloom and then a different one on the very same stalk!
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