I was weeding under my Dorothy Perkins rose, which has overgrown other plants originally put under her, and found that my NOID white siberian iris was busy last year....26 seedlings now transplanted to a nice observation area.
This has been a long neglected area and I did not even see the iris bloom last year but these are certainly new seedlings, some still had the seed casing attached. Amazing how similar their root structures look to daylily seedlings as they sprout.
There are a few daylily fans out there that seem too far from the mother plants to be rhizome spread so now I'm wondering if I have some other surprises to come...some of these are large enough to possibly bloom this year.
I'm getting lots of surprises in my garden this year...last fall I found tree peony seedlings too. Seems the plants and the bees have been busy.
Anyone here hybridizing iris? Have tips on evaluating seedlings? How long before sib. iris sdlgs first bloom?