When to move Iris

gardenlady76(TX coast/9)September 15, 2011

I have never grown Iris before, so I really do not know anything about them. They were planted last fall (2010) and bloomed this spring (2011). I have not touched them except to trim the leaves just a little. Now I would like to put them in a different bed. When can I dig them up and replant? Any and all info will be greatly appreciated.


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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

If you are going to do it this year do it now.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2011 at 9:05PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

You can do it right now as aquawise says or next year after bloom is over.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2011 at 11:35PM
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jas4141(Zone 5)

I've been replanting Iris since late July. The earliest ones are growing nicely and the later ones are peaking out of the ground. I'm expecting nice blooms next spring. Don't think it's too late to replant now because iris like/need freezing temps to grow.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2011 at 10:24AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Jas, not all irises like freezing temps, only certain ones. Tall bearded irises grow exceptionally well in California and Arizona without any freeze at all. Dwarf irises do not bloom without a cold spell, though.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2011 at 2:36PM
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