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Apr 25, 2014 8:45 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
That's an amazing little NOID, Polly ! I had it , years ago, and planted some in a stone "planter box" at the village park (across the street from us). When we moved to the "new place", and moved all our iris and plants, it was one that was unintentionally "left behind", and the new owner of our "old place" had "rooted it all out" to widen the driveway! So, ,last year, I went across the street and "borrowed back" a start from the park ! Talk about increase ! That thing has gone totally nuts ! The plant at the park has not only filled in, but almost doubled in size, and the 2 starts I took off from it have MORE than doubled in size! And they are all full of buds, and bloom ! There is MUCH to be said about "fertilizing iris", both pro, and con, but it surely made a statement with these ! When I removed the starts, I sprinkled alfalfa pellets, some bone meal, and my "mix' of fertilizer on the "Park Plant", as well as on the starts. And ,as you say, I really should 'split things up" AGAIN!...arlyn

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