Dividing question

Dani0025(4)June 8, 2013

I have 3 diffrent colors of irises that I would like to have more of. I suppose my question is can I divide these? And how would I go about doing it? Any help/ suggestions would be greatly appreciated =)
Also of anyone happens to know the varieties of these, I would appreciate those as well

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Dani0025(4)

Not sure how to post more than one pic so heres another

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 12:09PM
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Dani0025(4)

And the last

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 12:11PM
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Dani0025(4)

And the last

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 12:12PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

The first one is a Siberian iris, and I know nothing about them.

The second and third are historic tall bearded irises. The best time to divide them is six weeks after they bloom. You just stick a shovel in the soil at the edge of the clump and lift them up. Break up the rhizomes and throw away the ones that have already bloomed and/or have no green leaves, and the ones with nice new green fans can be immediately replanted. I plant about ten to sixteen inches apart. Don't plant them deep- some people leave the top of the rhizome exposed above soil. You can trim down the leaves to about eight inches if they keep tipping over.

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    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 11:15PM
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Dani0025(4)

Thanks for the response =)
They are still blooming so I guess I'll have to wait a bit. I read somewhere earlier that they may not bloom next year? Is there anything I can do to make them bloom?
And the last photo is actually just the same as the 3rd, something weird happened when I posted...

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 11:55PM
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dretutz

When I divide them, I replant them in clumps of three pointing out. That's how my gramma taught me and it has been successful for the 40+ years I have grown iris.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 3:24PM
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littlebit_gw

With replanting some irises do take a year off, but since you are dealing with the historic irises, your chances for bloom are better.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 11:40AM
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