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Re: no bloom

linda crossette wrote:

> Five years ago, I divided the (very large) clump and, planted fans throughout
> the property hoping to find a spot where it would flourish.  From full sun to
> part shade, from very rich soil,improved with composted manure, to rather sandy
> beds, the fans are everywhere!  I must add that the foliage is lush and
> vigorous. No rot problems. A few plants - those in sandy soil and full sun get
> brown tips -- I assume its too dry for them. 
> Should I try more fertilizer?  Or, are there some irises out there that don't
> perform?  I'm ready to give up and just enjoy the foliage -- especially now
> that I've read about the exciting hybrids growing in your gardens!!
> Linda C.  Philadelphia, PA

  How deep did you plant them? Some time's bearded Iris will not bloom if planted 
to deep. Try a few in full sun with only the roots in the soil, the rhizome in the 
sun. Don't know if this will help but it's worth a try.
                          Dan Isbell   izzy@sound.net

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      • From: linda crossette <crossette@beres.fccc.edu>

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