|Iris Bed. Bacterial Blight Takes a Toll.|
|The Last Shipment of Historic Iris Rhizomes.|
|That Package held a lot of rhizomes.|
The irises in the front border were not affected. That must indicate, the TLC these got was detrimental. I can't think of any other reason
Since every iris was affected, it's no use removing them and trying to isolate the diseased ones. I'll continue weeding and pulling out dead fans. Im guessing about 1/4 of the fans have rotted. Maybe more. Most of the leaves are at least a little affected.
Interesting timing for the order to arrive from Old House Gardens. But they did. I did not want to plant them on top of rotting iris rhizomes, so gave them a temporary place in what I planned to have as a vegetable bed. After things dry out, if it looks like the disease rhizomes survive and come out of it, I'll plant them together again.
This is the first time this has happened.. It must be the combination of feeding them too well, plus the rainy chilly weather after a burst of growth.