Overwintering rhizomes

anna_in_quebec(z4 QC)October 24, 2013

I received some iris rhizomes which I fear I will not be able to plant before winter. Has anyone overwintered them in pots? Or any other method? Thanks.

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iris_gal(z9 CA)

I have heard of people leaving them in a paper bag in their garage thru the winter. Not sure I would trust doing that in zone 4.

Try a search. I know this has been discussed before.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 1:58AM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

Pot them up and put them someplace out of the cold. They may dry out to much in a bag.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 7:01PM
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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

In a similar situation, I potted them up and kept them in my kitchen window (south facing). It was only about 3 or 4 pots, and one of them bloomed indoors. I planted them out in the spring, with other potted perennials.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 4:24PM
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anna_in_quebec(z4 QC)

Thanks so much everyone - I will pot up and hope for the best. And encouraging to think one or more may actually bloom!

    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 4:38PM
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