Can I still transplant irises in November?

sharingsunshine(zone7/VA)November 5, 2009

A friend shared some irises with me a couple wks back and we've had a bunch of rain and then company and then preparing for a trip and then the trip ... and you know how that goes.

Anyway, it's now Nov. 5 and I'm wondering if it's too late to put them in the ground. They've been outside in a bag under the eaves of the roofline.

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sharingsunshine(zone7/VA)

I forgot to mention I'm east of Charlottesville. We've not had a frost yet.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2009 at 11:42AM
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gardener_sandy

It's definitely not the season for planting them but they aren't going to do anything in that bag under the eaves. I say go ahead and put them in but consider mulching them lightly. Then in early spring pull the mulch off them since the tubers need to have some exposure.

This is just MHO. Someone over on the iris forum might have a better idea. Link is below.

Sandy

Here is a link that might be useful: Iris Forum

    Bookmark   November 8, 2009 at 10:48PM
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sharingsunshine(zone7/VA)

Thanks. I had posted on the iris forum ... but on an old post about when to plant. Should've done a new post. Anyway, my hubby stuck them in yesterday. As you say, we'll see. They're mulched with leaves. Thanks!

    Bookmark   November 9, 2009 at 8:53AM
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mr1worldlandscaping

yes, they will be fine, just water them when they are put in the ground.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2010 at 1:11PM
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