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Dutch Iris

Posted by kitkat_oregon 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 5, 12 at 18:41

Do any of you grow dutch iris for your bouquets?. I planted these last fall and have harvested my first flowers, beautiful, but I wanted to know if these will perennialiize after I have cut them. I couldnt leave much leaf on the stems due to length requirements and when I bought the bulbs the company told me that I should treat them as annuals and call it good, but I have subsequently read that they will perennialize. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Kat


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RE: Dutch Iris

What size were your bulbs and what variety / ies did you grow. Some are shorter than others and the smaller sized bulbs do not produce the same sized flowers as a larger one.
If you were able to leave a couple of leaves there's a chance they'll bloom again for next year. Normally when I harvest, instead of cutting,I pull the flower, bulb and all. At 10 cents a bulb or so, it's easier to replant several thousand every year than hope they'll come back the following year.
Kim - BFFF


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RE: Dutch Iris

Hi Kim, thanks for the response. I have no idea what the variety was, it was a mix of the dark blue, pale blue, bright yellow and white and they were pretty big, mostly. Where do you get your bulbs? Thanks, Kat


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