Iris Plants
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What would cause an iris flower to bloom but the stem never grew. It bloomed in the crotch of the leaves. And a stem didn’t develop.

Zone 83529 | Anonymous added on August 25, 2019 | Answered

Tall bearded iris was planted 11/17. When it began to bloom in July 2018, the flower never grew a stem.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on August 26, 2019

Most likely it was a problem with the rhizome. There may have been a stunted stem, so short you couldn't see it.

I think I would dispose of the rhizome, or you could leave it and see if it grows normally next spring.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/iris/iris-plant-care.htm

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