18 New Ones

burwoodbelle(6-7)September 6, 2011

I drove over to Rocky Top Garden today to pick up a surprise grab bag of Iris.Irealy got some great ones.Here they are.

Birthday Magic

Fallalary

Chinook Dreams

Cave Man

Smoldering Fire

Magical Realism

Ruby Morn

Open Your Heart

Block Buster

Jennifer Stout

Mango Parfait

Lady Of The Snow

Abby Song

Abby Sunrise

Black Draft

Magnifigent Master Piece

Chief Soo Happy

UFO

We have had 5.50in.of rain the last 48hr will plant as soon as possiable.Question????? Do I trim the roots any.

Thanks Pat

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

I usually trim the roots back to 2"-3" for planting ease, and have had no noticeable problems.

Hopefully others will reply.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 10:03PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

I don't trim the roots. Those look freshly dug, so if you can dig big enough holes, I'd plant them the way they are.
Renee

    Bookmark   September 7, 2011 at 2:20AM
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aggiegrad(5)

you might shorten the roots up a little bit, but the longer the root the better you can get them to stand upright in the ground. I've gotten iris from e~bay sellers where the roots were non existant because they were totally trimmed off. they were extremely hard to plant because there wasn't anything left to make them stay upright. so, all you can do with iris like that is just put them partly under the dirt & hope they make some new roots on them. so, if you do shorten the roots that's fine just don't take them all the way down to the rhyzome, because then you'll have trouble planting them.
that's a nice grab bag you managed to find. good job.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2011 at 3:03AM
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