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Re: CULT: Dividing Irises.

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Dividing Irises.
  • From: storylade@aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 07:19:18 EST

In a message dated 1/20/2002 5:48:33 PM Central Standard Time, 
BigAlligator@aol.com writes:

<< However, they can be divided in the 
 spring, but doing so will sacrifice that season's bloom.

Unless you remove "chunks" of irises with the soil remaining on the iris 
roots.  I moved irises in the snow in March of 1986 and had good bloom in 
May.  We cut a circle around each clump and lifted the entire clump.  We had 
enough clumps to fill the bed of the pickup for 3 trips.  

With large clumps you could cut the clumps into quarters and probably still 
have some bloom.  Iris are forgiving.  However, you can't move "bareroot" 
iris without sacrificing the bloom.  

Betty from BG KY USA Zone 6 


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