Staking Iris.

anuparaj(Zone 7 - PNW)April 17, 2011

How and when does one stake them?

I have never learnt to stake flowers, because I just don't like to.

My planting are so healthy that I have to keep thinning them. I have the loveliest collection of choice irises all over the place. Just stunning.

Until they flop over.

I never seem to find the right time to stake them. Is there anything I can do so that I do not need to stake them? If not, when exactly am I supposed to stake them?

Is this a fertilizer issues? I've seen stunning irises at local gardens with not a stake in sight. Strong healthy stems. What's going here?

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Some make heavier flowers than others. And all need full sun for best results. Insert and attach stakes before buds open and stalk bends or breaks, same as with other flowers.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2011 at 2:01PM
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anuparaj(Zone 7 - PNW)

Thank you but I'm still wondering why my flower stalks are so weak and if they need more nutrients to strengthen them.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2011 at 1:12PM
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