Re: Re: CULT: Transplanting Irises
- Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: CULT: Transplanting Irises
- From: "lilylvr" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 08:14:04 -0700
I frequently transplant in spring. I always try to move as much soil as possible so as not to disturb the roots. Ever After was placed in a nicer location this spring and bloomed better than it has ever done for me. It was in too much shade. I also moved a large bed that ended up being impossible to get the grass out of. They were all new last august. About half of them bloomed. The same as in other beds with new iris. I do not really recommend dividing in early spring though as it seems to set the rhizomes back and if it is wet they can rot.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: CULT: Transplanting Irises
This spring I did the unheard of transplanting! Last fall came before I
had finished. the transplanting. In April I didn't like the looks of the
bed - so I moved the irises to another bed ! This time I did not cut the
leaves back, but the rhizomes were buried into the ground to hold them up --
some of them had bloom stalks!! AND they bloomed! - some stalks started
after the move. They look o.k. - maybe a little harrassed, but they are
making it and -- they look better than they did where they were! This was
an experiment, so will have to wait to see how they get along thru the year!
I'm not recommending this, however! (And of course "I" did not do the work -
unfortunately I can only supervise it!) Rosalie nr Baltimore, USA Zone 7
where it is still blissfully cool firstname.lastname@example.org
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