Iris blossom drying out

stfowler(6b)May 6, 2014

This is my first year really having any sort of Iris. I moved them from their home around the now filled in pond to the mailbox. They are blooming wonderfully!

Now the problem, the blossoms seem to be drying out. They opened just a few days ago. Well, the morning of our first lovely 102 degree day. They were fine yesterday, but it only got to 94? Now that its 100+ again, I have more doing the same wilting thing. The stalks are all strong and sturdy, the flowers are just dying. Any suggestions on what could be wrong and how I could fix it?

I'm including some pictures in hopes that it will help!

This post was edited by stfowler on Tue, May 6, 14 at 18:17

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stfowler(6b)

And one more picture. If anyone might know what sort of iris variety this is that would be wonderful as well!

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 5:56PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Whenever we get close to the 100's all my spring bloomers fry as well as the roses. Last week we went from daytime highs of mid 60's to mid 90's and freesias, iris and roses went crispy. Maybe we all could petition Mother Nature.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 2:59AM
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stfowler(6b)

Thanks for replying! I didn't know if the heat was just mean to them or what! I at least had some make it through and the temps should be coming down so I will get to enjoy them for at least a bit longer!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 10:56PM
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