rhizome rot--help!

veryzerApril 17, 2009

I'm having an issue with some of the rhizomes I planted last year. I noticed when pulling away some of the old growth from last year's rhizomes that said rhizomes are a bit mushy at the tip. They are sending up healthy fans from new rhizomes, so is there anything I need to do and, if so, what? My area recieved three times the average amount of rainfall in March if that helps. Thanks for your replies.

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Nancy zone 6

I just learned last fall (after growing iris for several years), that a rhizome only blooms once & then its purpose is to multiply. When you divide iris, you can toss the mother rhizome, although if I really like the iris I will replant the original if it is healthy, it will make more rhizomes.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2009 at 5:53PM
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phantomfyre(z5, N. IL)

A "bit" mushy (kinda corky/rubbery) sounds like just what ngraham said - the old mother rhizomes fading away. Bacterial soft rot is not a "bit" mushy - it's full-on nasty, smelly mush.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2009 at 9:21AM
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Thanks. That's reassuring.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2009 at 11:12AM
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