OHHHHHH You better dig the plant
up! I have spent the past 15 years growing
iris, seen this a few times! Do the following. I currently have 30,000 iris...
**Check all plants
for brown spots, soft bulbs, rotted bulbs, and bugs chewing the bulbs**
1) Dig the plant
and probably the plants
2) cut the folliage into a fan/upsidown V shape. Also cut all bug's/rot out of the bulbs. Make sure that all of the rotted and spotted foliage is cut from the plant
3) Take a 5 gallon pail and mix water and bleach 10/1. THIS IS CRITICAL! IT NEEDS TO BE DONE!
4) Now soak the trimmed plants
in the solution. Also, soak all loose bulbs in this. I soak for 1-2 days.
5) DO NOT allow the folliage and rotted pieces to sit around! It can spread spores and bugs, it must be burnt! I made that mistake in my early years, so I have to warn everyone about that! I burn down wind from all possible iris and it's done before the day is over.
*** I do need help with one thing. Can anyone tell me how to make the seeds
sprout faster? I've only gotten 2 plants
to grow... I had a TON of seeds
but every year my dad seeks things out and burns them. Not this year though. I just want to know how to get these things to grow faster. growing
by bulb is all too easy... my plants
that I've used my growth formula on spread from one plant
to 15-35 plants
in three years!!!
I have a bunch of iris listed on Ebay right now.