iris leaves falling over

emily4(z4Mich)July 6, 2012

My iris leaves are wilting and falling over as if needing water. I watered them and it doesn't make any difference. They aren't crowded, I transplanted them last fall. I have them in 3 different areas of the yard and they're all starting to fall over. They started out beautifully but didn't flower. They're all different colors of bearded iris. My soil is very sandy.

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iris_gal(z9 CA)

No no, not excess water (even in sandy soil). They are resting after their spring growth. The summer is ugly iris time and is why some people insist on cutting back the leaves.

Beardeds often take 2 years to settle in and bloom. Keep the faith!

PS: you will need to be diligent with a fertilizing schedule in sandy soil.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2012 at 9:12PM
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emily4(z4Mich)

Thank you. I was told before, they didn't need fertilizing or extra plant food. That sure could have a lot to do with my problem. The poor babies are starving! I got one new last year, that is supposed to bloom again this fall. That's the only one that flowered for me. It probably had enough food stored up for one last flower. Thanks again, I'll feed them, then let them rest.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2012 at 2:05PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

check out the link .. if you cant stand the uglies..

i dont visit often.. iris envy.. and budget envy.. if i keep looking i WILL have to spend money ..

so any of you.. feel free to link the link.. to any other posts.. where peeps should consider just cutting them back..

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 9:35AM
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