Entire Iris bed turned yellow....

dianne09May 10, 2009


Im desperate to find out why my Iris's turned a pale ugly yellow,not pretty like "big bird"

I bought 15 different Iris for a Iris bed about 3 years

ago,the next year I had a handfull of colors left.

This year they are all an ugly yellow

Big huge healthy leaves and puney yellow flowers.

any ideas appreciated if it is my soil what can I add ?

Thank you very much!!!


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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Color, pale or intense, can be caused by weather, with some cultivars more susceptible than others.

Your other colors have not yet grown rhizomes large enuf to bloom is a possibility.

Your foliage is big and healthy ~~ have you fertilized with a high nitrogren fertilizer which feeds foliage at the expense of bloom?

    Bookmark   May 10, 2009 at 3:40PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

It sounds like one variety of iris has taken over your bed at the expense of the other colors. Have you divided them yet?

    Bookmark   May 10, 2009 at 5:10PM
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Hi yes thank you
I have divided.
They all bloomed beautifully the first year,
Then last year and this year all pale yellow.
WE have had 8 inches of rain last month,
and 2 already this month.
I am on sand so Id think they are draining ok.
I did notice today tho one is going to be white.
Thank you everyone.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2009 at 10:23PM
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