corkscrew

mrtoad(7b NC)April 20, 2010

i have an iris with three stalks getting ready to bloom - but one of the stalks is growing like a corkscrew - really weird -

what could be the problem here

thanks - mr toad

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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Mr. Toad, how is your beautiful potager looking this spring?

I have some irises that do that occasionally too. I thought it was thrips, then I thought it was a genetic issue since the same iris (Ecstatic Echo) did that at my mom's too. It may have been too much heat in that case.

I imagine that severe ups and downs in weather temperature might cause the plant to take up too much water, then stop, etc. and cause the corkscrewing, but perhaps someone else will have a better suggestion.
Renee

    Bookmark   April 22, 2010 at 2:15PM
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mrtoad(7b NC)

miss renee

thanks for the information - the potager is almost finished - one brick path to west side - remove center lature and add small bubbly fountain - this year my attention will move to year round gardening my little garden - many photos and maybe a web site

toad

    Bookmark   April 23, 2010 at 6:51AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

YES! I'll be looking for it.
Renee

    Bookmark   April 23, 2010 at 2:02PM
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mrtoad(7b NC)

this is odd

the iris stalk/stem is almost straight -

maybe a few days ago it had (unknown to me) a night out on the town - my village just voted in wine sales a few months ago

toad

    Bookmark   April 23, 2010 at 4:06PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Heh heh! Maybe you had a night out on the town a few days ago!
Renee

    Bookmark   April 23, 2010 at 7:47PM
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