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RE: dividing iris

  • Subject: RE: [iris-talk] dividing iris
  • From: "Dana Brown" <ddbro@llano.net>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 21:57:26 -0600
  • Importance: Normal

	Welcome to the List!!  We are also in Lubbock and members of the South
Plains Iris Society.  As to dividing your iris...the best time around here
is in July-September.  You can divide now but they will not bloom this
spring although they will probably live.
	We grow quite a few iris out here and have never had one "revert" to
another color.  Usually what happens is that another iris overruns the
missing one or a small piece left over from a previous dig gets big enough
to bloom and comes on in place of the other color.
	Please give us a holler if there is anything we can do to help.

Dana Brown
Malevil Gardens
Pres. South Plains Iris Society
AIS Region 17, MIS, ASI, RIS, TBIS
Lubbock, TX  USA
Zone 7 USDA, Zone 10 Sunset

-----Original Message-----
From: rubyred342000 [mailto:rubyred342000@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 9:00 PM
To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-talk] dividing iris

I'm new to the list.  I hope you will bear with my very basic
questions!  Due to circumstances beyond my control, I did not get my
iris dug and divided last fall, and they really needed it.  Can I do
it now, or do I have to wait until this fall?

Also, do iris revert back to  the parent plant?  I had an orange
iris, but the second year it bloomed, it was not orange, it was
yellow, and it has not been orange since.  ????

Thanks for any help you can give me.  Oh, yes,  I live in West Texas,
if that will make a difference.


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