Re: Iris orders, root pruning et al
On Wed, 24 Jul 1996, Chad Schroter wrote:
> (snip) For cold winter growers the lack of roots going deep down
> apparently is often fatal.
I live in Zone 3 and I always `trim' the roots before I plant simply
because it makes planting easier....I do leave on about 6 inches
and I have not seen any ill effects. I trim other perennial roots
as well...the irises rec'd so far this season have very long roots
except for the bearded which tend to be shipped with shorter roots
and I just planted the bearded as is and trimmed the beardless.
Ellen G. email@example.com