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Staking Iris.

Posted by anuparaj Zone 7 - PNW (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 17, 11 at 13:58

How and when does one stake them?
I have never learnt to stake flowers, because I just don't like to.

My planting are so healthy that I have to keep thinning them. I have the loveliest collection of choice irises all over the place. Just stunning.

Until they flop over.

I never seem to find the right time to stake them. Is there anything I can do so that I do not need to stake them? If not, when exactly am I supposed to stake them?

Is this a fertilizer issues? I've seen stunning irises at local gardens with not a stake in sight. Strong healthy stems. What's going here?

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RE: Staking Iris.

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 17, 11 at 14:01

Some make heavier flowers than others. And all need full sun for best results. Insert and attach stakes before buds open and stalk bends or breaks, same as with other flowers.

RE: Staking Iris.

Thank you but I'm still wondering why my flower stalks are so weak and if they need more nutrients to strengthen them.

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