depth of roots of Siberian Irises

Karlene1October 17, 2013

Read that with new rhizome plantings, that the soil should just barely cover the roots and the crown of the plant stays above ground. Is this correct? Tried seaching, but just saw that most say it is pretty impossible to kill them.
Thanks.
Karlene

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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Siberian roots and bearded iris rhizomes are 2 different critters.

Yes. plant bearded's rhizomes with the tops of the rhizomes showing -- if buried they are more susceptible to rot. Drainage is vital.

Siberians, on the other hand, can take more water and indeed need it when getting established.

Does this clarify?

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 4:50PM
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Karlene1

Thanks, Iris_gal,
I am a newbie to Irises in general.I have ceasar's brother Siberian Irises and planted them spreading their roots over a little mound of soil inside of a fairily shallow hole. I will keep them watered.
Thanks again for your help!
Karlene

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 7:07PM
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