Dutch Iris

kitkat_oregon(7)June 5, 2012

Do any of you grow dutch iris for your bouquets?. I planted these last fall and have harvested my first flowers, beautiful, but I wanted to know if these will perennialiize after I have cut them. I couldnt leave much leaf on the stems due to length requirements and when I bought the bulbs the company told me that I should treat them as annuals and call it good, but I have subsequently read that they will perennialize. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Kat

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bfff_tx(z8b TX)

What size were your bulbs and what variety / ies did you grow. Some are shorter than others and the smaller sized bulbs do not produce the same sized flowers as a larger one.
If you were able to leave a couple of leaves there's a chance they'll bloom again for next year. Normally when I harvest, instead of cutting,I pull the flower, bulb and all. At 10 cents a bulb or so, it's easier to replant several thousand every year than hope they'll come back the following year.
Kim - BFFF

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 2:56PM
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Hi Kim, thanks for the response. I have no idea what the variety was, it was a mix of the dark blue, pale blue, bright yellow and white and they were pretty big, mostly. Where do you get your bulbs? Thanks, Kat

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 12:36PM
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