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Entire Iris bed turned yellow....

Posted by dianne09 Indiana (My Page) on
Sun, May 10, 09 at 8:51

Im desperate to find out why my Iris's turned a pale ugly yellow,not pretty like "big bird"
I bought 15 different Iris for a Iris bed about 3 years
ago,the next year I had a handfull of colors left.
This year they are all an ugly yellow
Big huge healthy leaves and puney yellow flowers.
any ideas appreciated if it is my soil what can I add ?
Thank you very much!!!

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RE: Entire Iris bed turned yellow....

Color, pale or intense, can be caused by weather, with some cultivars more susceptible than others.

Your other colors have not yet grown rhizomes large enuf to bloom is a possibility.

Your foliage is big and healthy ~~ have you fertilized with a high nitrogren fertilizer which feeds foliage at the expense of bloom?

RE: Entire Iris bed turned yellow....

It sounds like one variety of iris has taken over your bed at the expense of the other colors. Have you divided them yet?

RE: Entire Iris bed turned yellow....

Hi yes thank you
I have divided.
They all bloomed beautifully the first year,
Then last year and this year all pale yellow.
WE have had 8 inches of rain last month,
and 2 already this month.
I am on sand so Id think they are draining ok.
I did notice today tho one is going to be white.
Thank you everyone.

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