Irises forum: Iris with Weak Stalks

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Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
May 29, 2018 3:38 PM CST
Iris with weak stalks irritate the heck out of me. So over the long term (not this year), which iris have you grown that tend to have weak stalks and flop over.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
May 29, 2018 4:08 PM CST
Sorry Mary, but I can't spare the time to make my list right now. These days are the busy growing, gardening days and can only make time for brief comments. Perhaps later when the season turns I can contribute. It is a really good idea for a thread. Thumbs up
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
May 29, 2018 6:37 PM CST
Circus Stripes comes to mind immediately.
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Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
May 29, 2018 8:19 PM CST
Totally_Amazing said:Circus Stripes comes to mind immediately.
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That is one bizarre stalk.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
May 31, 2018 11:19 AM CST
My Harvest of Memories does that. Sometimes she will straighten up. Last year, she just flopped over and was lying on the ground. It was very rainy just before bloom time last year

I think I will move her to a sunnier spot. I got a new one to compare, and she bloomed short. But, she is still blooming!
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
May 31, 2018 3:27 PM CST
When I divided Circus Stripes I moved it to a sunnier spot. I noticed in my photos that it is almost straight and staked, so it must have been leaning over.
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