Hello all, hopefully someone will be able to help me with my Iris problem!
The middle Iris plant, as you can see, has alot of new growth! But its rhizome is becoming soft, not rotting soft, just sort of... deflated.
I know thats a bad picture, but if you just sort of step back to look at it, it should become alittle clearer..
Anyways, at first I thought it was because the rhizome was too wet, so I removed the topsoil from the top of the rhizome, it is still soft, but not as bad as it was.
Then I came up with another Idea, maybe there is too much new growth? And all the new growth is using up all the stored energy in the rhizome, and later in the year, fall, the plant will spend its time storing up more energy..
Anyway, the other two plants have also had alot of growth, but their rhizomes are rock solid. Then just to be sure I removed topsoil from those rhizomes as well..
I know they shouldn't be in pots, but I'm in college and don't have property to plant them on.
I just took another look at the middle plant, and at the very tip of it there is a small shoot, it has a few tiny leaves, maybe an inch long, and from under the leaves there are some roots being sprouted into the soil. I just poked it, and it seems like that tiny growth is attatched to the main rhizome by a dried up part of the main rhizome.. should I just cut off all the new growth from the main rhizome or what?
Anyone know whats going on, and if I'm doing the correct procedures?