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Siberians- dead or alive?

Posted by dani_plus_2 WI 4 (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 12, 09 at 10:09

I planted my new siberians on Labor Day weekend. I had a hysterectomy and couldn't water them alot. Maybe once a week. They are brown and show no signs of new growth. Does this usually happen? I know it's almost Winter now, but I'm afraid that they are dead! I've tried tugging on them and they are solid in the ground. Maybe there is still hope!


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RE: Siberians- dead or alive?

This is my first year growing Siberians, and the same thing happened to me - they all turned brown, and I watered them pretty good. I'm hoping they'll just show some new growth in spring. Actually, I think I have a species Siberian that had some new growth, but all the hybrids/cultivars turned brown on me.

RE: Siberians- dead or alive?

Tug on them to see if they have rooted. If so, you may get spring growth. If not, probably dead.

If you took good care of them and they still died, contact the company you purchased them from and put them on motice that the plants are not doing well, and then let them know how they do in the spring. Most places have some guarantee on their plants.

Siberians are easy to grow, and if you plant them right away, when received, mulch them well, and keep them watered they should certainly grow for you. But let the supplier know, they will want to help.

And PS, if they came from me, please let me know, and I will certainly replace or refund.

Polly @ Siberian Iris Gardens

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