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by ccwheeless on June 01, 2004 04:34 AM
What is the pod-like "thing" that grows after the iris has bloomed?? My husband and I have always wondered!!-thanks
by Nako on June 01, 2004 06:00 AM
I'd actually like to know about this too. I'm guessing its a seed case, but i've never really seen it before. I just looked and one day the flowers would wither and disappear lol.

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by weezie13 on June 01, 2004 06:45 AM
Ccwheeless,
Can you tell us which iris it is????

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by ccwheeless on June 01, 2004 08:19 AM
I am sorry to say but I have no idea. These came from my great grandmother's farm. They are a lovely light purple though....
We have lots of them, so I had always wondered about the "pod"
by gardenmom32210 on June 02, 2004 02:28 PM
My African Iris gets pods after flowering. I dry the pods ,remove the seeds and plant them. They take a while to grow,but they eventually do. I have also done this with another Iris I have(dont know thw name:deep burgandy color)and it worked the same.

Karen [grin]
by sibyl on June 03, 2004 04:25 AM
i get seed pods too, [thumb] i useally just throw em in the ground with my irises, i think next time im gonna plant em in a pot just to see how long theyll grow, i think its a year [dunno]

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by ccwheeless on June 03, 2004 08:01 AM
thanks for all your help. I'll have to try it out!! [Smile]

christi
by Bess of the Piedmont on June 03, 2004 09:51 PM
Christi,

I pop off the seed pods from my irises, because I don't want the plants to waste too much energy on making seeds. They increase themselves much faster just by spreading their rhizomes out.

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