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When to move Iris

Posted by gardenlady76 TX coast/9 (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 15, 11 at 10:44

I have never grown Iris before, so I really do not know anything about them. They were planted last fall (2010) and bloomed this spring (2011). I have not touched them except to trim the leaves just a little. Now I would like to put them in a different bed. When can I dig them up and replant? Any and all info will be greatly appreciated.


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RE: When to move Iris

If you are going to do it this year do it now.

RE: When to move Iris

You can do it right now as aquawise says or next year after bloom is over.

RE: When to move Iris

I've been replanting Iris since late July. The earliest ones are growing nicely and the later ones are peaking out of the ground. I'm expecting nice blooms next spring. Don't think it's too late to replant now because iris like/need freezing temps to grow.

RE: When to move Iris

Jas, not all irises like freezing temps, only certain ones. Tall bearded irises grow exceptionally well in California and Arizona without any freeze at all. Dwarf irises do not bloom without a cold spell, though.

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