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Re: OT: Giving up


Hi Michelle,

Bearded irises need sunshine (at least 6 hours each day) and enough food to
grow well. If they're crowed, they probably aren't getting enough
nourishment.

One other very important thing for Beardeds is that they not be planted too
deep. The rhizome should be barely covered.

You don't mention where you're gardening or what the soil conditions are
like. These factors can also play a huge part in how well your irises grow.

Typically, most Bearded irises should be divided and replanted just after
blooming in June-July. We're in a zone 4 area with extreme heat during the
summer so divide everything in the very early spring. Obviously, if your
irises are not going to bloom you should be able to divide them at any time.

Good luck,
Christy

Skip & Christy Hensler
THE ROCK GARDEN
Newport, WA
http://www.povn.com/rock/
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michelle" <chiquita4@cox.net>
To: "Iris List" <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 10:10 PM
Subject: [iris] OT: Giving up


> How many years should I wait for an iris to bloom?  When is a good time to
> just give up and pull the rhizome?  I have some that haven't produced a
bloom
> in 5 years.
>
> Michelle

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