How long after digging do I have before must replant

kim0201August 16, 2009

I have an iris bed I would like to move to another location. When I dig up the iris from their current bed, how long do I have until they must be replanted & how should I care for them in-between time?

Thank you.

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iris_gal(z9 CA)

You have until 6 weeks before the first frost.

Some cultivars may overwinter, unplanted, in a cold basement. Not recommended.

Meanwhile, keep them in a cool, dry, shaded place.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 1:13AM
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regattagirl(4a Minneapolis)

Well...it always depends on the conditions. I received some RZ from another local gardener that she said she forgot for over a year in her garage.

I got them to grow easily this Spring. Go figure.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 9:44AM
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kim0201

Thanks iris_gal & regattagirl. I appreciate your responses & it's good to know that I probably will be able to dig up one bed w/o having to transplant them immediately. I hope to not have too many days go by, however, between the digging & the replanting. Hope you are enjoying your summers...

    Bookmark   August 19, 2009 at 12:27AM
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