Pot Up /Transplant My Iris.....
I am going to need to pot up/transplant my 'Neomarica Caerulia Regina' iris, it has rooted itself through the small pot it is in, into the soil under a tree. So it needs to be dug up, taken out of that pot, and I want to put it into a BIG pot so I can move it around till I find a place that makes it very happy. How should I do this? Should I cut the leaves WAY back as I saw on a garden show for 'regular' iris', to next to nothing, and then divide it? Or leave the leaves alone and try to keep the clump as together as much as possible?
Or what method should I use to move it into a really big pot, maybe a 14in pot? Without causing it to much of a shock. I dont want to wait again another 5 years or more, to get blooms.
I managed to get 1 'pup' off the bloom spike, and potted it up, it seems to be very happy, but it is very small...so I want to and need to, move the mother, and do as little damage /shock to it, so it might bloom again this spring/summer if possible. Hints?