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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!

Debbie Green 
Williamsburg, VA Zone 7/8

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