Glad you agree, Timothy. We've been a group here for two years now? And everyone, every single person has been respectful. Amazing, isn't it?
So, I would suspect if there are any problems with the irises, the first thing anyone would do is contact the vendor. And for me, how the vendor fixes the problem is a large part of their trustworthiness.
Mine came from Blue J today. Rhizomes are small from them, and that is fine with me because the selection and prices are so good.
But this order was a bit disappointing. The one iris I really really looked forward to getting was Repartee, and the rhizome is so tiny, smaller than my thumbnail, that I fear it may be several years until I see a flower. I was also unhappy to see leaf spot on the leaves.
I am trying to track down a different source for Repartee, so if you know of one, please let me know. It could be that this iris just has very tiny rhizomes. Ringo is like that. I'll find out when I get more from another source, I guess.
Should I spray these rhizomes with Daconil before I plant them? Would that be too much stress on the plants in this heat? Or should I pick off all of the leaves with leaf spot?
IMHO, Iris leaf spot will rapidly disappear in the dry warmth of Southern California, so I wouldn't worry too much, but i'd pot it up into a small 6" pot and put it in a semi shady spot. I also would water it in with some Root Stimulator solution, and keep the soil medium lightly moist.
I live in a semi desert region of NE oregon, and any leaf spot that I've received on my new plants, promptly went away.
I've babied many a weakling iris over the years this way, and rarely have lost any.
i'm currently babying, "Kiss of Passion" (Black '09) this way, and I paid $17.00 for it!! and its no bigger than your pict
Thank you! I also found out that Winterberry sells it. Hooray!
Thanks for the info on leaf spot. I got it on a few irises last year, but have been very diligent with removing leaves and I have managed to get rid of it. I don't want to deal with it again. I'll keep these irises in pots so they don't get overhead water.
I don't think it would hurt to spray it, in addition to what Timothy said. Most growers dip or spray before shipping in various things. I'm kinda surprised anyone would have leaf spot this year, as dry as it's been.
Hi,! We've recieved from Bluebird Haven (came with letter of appology for size and condition-lousey season there, tey,re small, but will grow, if I can keep 'em going- lousey season HERE, too!), and Commanche Acres(Nice size and very healthy looking. Still waiting for Blue J ( I wanted a later ship date,hopeing the weather here would improve)...Arlyn
Breezeway Irises are in my neck of the woods. I've visited there, and have purchased some from them. They are really nice people and have only been in business for a few years. They were the host garden for the National convention when it was here in Wisconsin a few years back.
I received my first shipment of rhizomes from Keith Keppel on Wednesday. They were really nice, as usuaual and he always includes such nice gift iris too. I am expecting another order from Joe Ghio soon. It will be the frist time I've ordered from him.
Name: Paul Smith Pleasant Grove Utah Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
My Ghio iris arrived today...the down side was they were shipped on Tuesday and didn't arrive til Monday. They are a little dry and the roots aren't the best. The box was smashed but the rhizomes are fine. On the up side I ordered 8 and got 14....Duplicates of 3 intros I ordered and two intros as bonuses and there were 2 of one of these. I'll plant the duplicates for next year or take them to UIS auction Saturday. I am well pleased.