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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.  e_galla@moose.ncia.net

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