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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


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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.


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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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