Iris forum: Can i move bulbs now ?

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Imagetcs1366
Oct 12, 2010 6:23 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
It's already early Oct -- and I'm zone4

the previous 'lot' owner planted some Iris' but they are in the shade -- i'm wondering if she was hoping for the best... but i have my doubts they will ever bloom.

Can i move them now to a sunny location in hopes they will bloom next spring?
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagestarlight1153
Oct 13, 2010 7:01 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Terese.... I wouldn't touch them this year. Too late in the season. It was too dry for me to dig up a section and they went into a summer dormancy and I don't transplant after mid September. Take s them along time to gets roots established again. I have some sharing and sending to folks, but I never dig when there's no foliage showing at all.

The only way I would try and move them is if you dug big enough sections and transferred plenty of soil they in with them. They can have long roots.

I plan on just now waiting til spring where I can clean off the dead roots good and check for Iris bore s or any other type of pest. Haven't had any here yet, but always like to check to just to make sure.
Imagetcs1366
Oct 13, 2010 9:37 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Thanks... I'll just do it next summer then. I can't see them blooming in the shade.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagestarlight1153
Oct 13, 2010 11:59 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
I have a group that is in the shade. They under a huge old Hickory tree. They do bloom as they get the full sun early in the spring and once the tree fills out a few of the later bloomers will still bloom, but a more sunny area is better for them.

Do you know how big the rhizomes were she planted or when she planted them? If they were small it could take several years for them to get big enough to bloom. Just a s soon a s frost is more or less over I fertilize the heck out of mine to jump start them.



Imagetcs1366
Oct 13, 2010 1:19 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
I honestly know nothing about them. the 'foliage' is taller than the mini ones i got in a DG trade, and they do not seem as long as the tall iris' i used to have. but -- i was thinking they were just small due to no real sun.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imageevelyninthegarden
Jan 10, 2018 7:25 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
I didn't see any of you on garden.org. Where did you all go?

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