Questions on Siberians and Japanese Irises.
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- Subject: Questions on Siberians and Japanese Irises.
- From: "william b. cook" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 17:28:28 -0700 (MST)
Griff's message about his Irises staying green all winter reminded me
to ask this. On all the Siberian and Japanese Irises (about four of each)
I brought to Florida with me, all of the foliage is brown. (The lowest
temperature was 25 F on Jan. 1). So far, I cannot detect any new growth at
the base of the plants, but when I tug the dead leaves, the plants feel
firmly in place. We are still frequently having night temperatures dipping
into the mid to high 30's F (1 C to 4 C), so I guess this could slow them
My questions are:
1. Are the plants dead?
2. Should I cut back the dead leaves and then feed them with Miracid?
3. Should I cut back the dead leaves (has to be done anyway) and wait and
see what happens?
I know that there is significant chance that these Irises will not
last here anyway.
Mark A. Cook
Dunnellon, FL. USDA Zone 8/9 Sunset Zone 28.