leaves wilting normal? And best soil type for iris?
I checked the F.A.Q. and did a search but couldn't find the answer to these two questions (hope I'm not asking the same questions):
1) is it normal for tall bearded iris leaves to flop over somewhat at this time of year (hot and no rain for a couple of weeks but I do water them sparingly)?
I am so afraid of overwatering that I might not be giving them enough water.
This is my first year with irises. I've been a serious gardener for about three years but no iris 'til now.
2) what is the best soil type for growing iris? Loamy and rich? Sandy? Is clay out of the question? The soil I have in my iris bed is not rich-looking like it is in other parts of my yard. Should I amend it? I sure want to take care of my irises and have been promptly removing old, dead leaves. Is peat moss and a rooting hormone a bad idea if I plant an iris I bought in a pot? I planted rhizomes last fall but have also bought some potted ones recently.
Thaks in advance for your help!