Iris bacterial rot in other plants?

kpt951(6)September 14, 2013

I had bacterial rot in some irises. I dug them out, but I wonder if other plants might pick up the bacteria if I plant them in the same spot. Is this rot something only irises get, or can other plants suffer as well?

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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

I have never seen it anywhere else in my garden except in my iris beds. That is not to say for sure that it doesn't exist, but the nature of the iris root system is different than almost anything else.

Be sure to completely dispose of the rotted iris, don't put them in a compost pile, not worth the risk.

There is an iris forum, check with those folks.

Jim

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 5:33PM
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musik_mama

It is probably an iris borer.... grubby white things that turn into moths. They get in through leaves and u might see holes in leaves that turn brown. They cause the rhizome to rot. :( I found one while dividing mine....nasty looking things!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 4:12PM
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