starting iris from a leaf cutting

illinoisdoglover(z5IL)February 14, 2013

Has anyone tried to start iris from a piece of leaf? Curious if it has been successfully done or is it only done commercialy in labs?

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

I haven't done it. Indeed I don't even grow any Irises. (You don't specify which Irises) But I suspect this only works with tissue culture, rather than simply leaf cuttings, and is confined to the lab.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 9:12AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i thought TC was based on multiplying growth points ... speaking very simply ...

on hosta its the meristem tissue that is susceptible to TC ...

as noted.. we dont know what type of iris you are asking about ...

rhizome multiplication would seem the way to go on bearded iris ...

and on the more grass type iris.. japanese i believe.. it would be more of a root or bud type propagation ...

i am guessing.. simply to give you some base knowledge to perhaps google .. if you so wish ...


ps: there are not many things that root leaves .... its simply the wrong structure.. on most plants ...

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 12:59PM
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