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Iris not blooming. . . please help

Posted by babera 5a (Montana) (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 22:26

Hi, I bought 3 different rhizones from the farmers market a few years ago. I have had iris before and from what I remember I think I planted them right. The first year I put them in a bed and spot that was right next to the UG sprinkler. They seemed happy but I wasn't. They did bloom. That fall (2012) I moved them and they haven't bloomed since. I didn't give it much thought last year, I thought they may need a year to settle in. But again this year, no blooms. If these are named iris I am not aware of the names. . . 1 purple, 1 yellow and 1 orange is all I know. Thanks. . .

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RE: Iris not blooming. . . please help

Are they in full sun? Are they crowded by other plants?
I have had to wait 2 years for some I have Moved to Bloom.
Dont Fertilize with high Nitrogen Fert's. Hope this helps

RE: Iris not blooming. . . please help

The first bloom was most likely from the buds already formed inisde the rhizome when you bought them.

I waited 6+ years for Grand Old Opry to bloom. Did not have enough sun. And since our drought some have not bloomed. Deep soaking with dry out period between will fix that.

RE: Iris not blooming. . . please help

  • Posted by babera 5a (Montana) (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 16:10

They are in full sun, they aren't crowded, the closet thing to them is at least 3 ft away. I don't fertilize. I can see the rhizome setting above the surface, so I know they aren't too deep. Just wait and see I guess. Thanks for all your comments. . .

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