Re: Plant time for the South?
On Wed, 15 May 1996, Amy Rupp wrote:
> I'm starting much earlier this year, but still, July!
> and August are the preferred dates for shipping. Reading
> a related thread, it seems that the sooner in "summer"
> the rhizomes are planted, the better the chance they
> will begin regrowing ASAP in the "fall" so as to have
> a chance to bloom the following "spring."
> Do folks here in the South really plant TBs in JULY!?
> or August, which is even hotter? Things don't really
> begin to cool down until well into September.
Amy, this is one reason I have never been heavily into iris!! They do
very well divided and replanted in July or August which IS the time I
have always thought is "proper." The gardener is the one who has
difficulty with the heat and humidity!
Williamsburg, VA Zone 7/8