Re: CULT: moving iris
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- Subject: Re: CULT: moving iris
- From: Cliff Snyder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 19:18:27 -0600 (MDT)
Tammy King wrote:
> Although this is only my first year growing iris, I have to throw in my 2
> cents worth. I planted some rhizomes that were given to me (they got here in
> September and sat in a box til January) and planted them in January and they
> now have big buds on them. I had been told several times by several people
> that I wouldn't see bloom til next year.
> Now, I don't know if this is normal or a freak of nature, but just wanted to
> share what happened with me...
Also being a commercial grower, I too dig mine every year. I have
experimented with moving iris shortly after bloom. I have taken the most
aggressive growers [eg. Jesse's Song, Babbling Brook, Twist of Fate] and
moved them in mid-May. This was about 3 weeks after bloom. The results
have been so-so. They did survive, but the Texas heat stunted their
offset potential. Further, the bloom the following year on all three
were much shorter than normal (about 8-10" shorter). I feel certain
that in areas with more temperate climates a transplant early is fine.
But in Central Texas I would have to argue against it. I guess the
moral is - when in Rome ...
Cliff Snyder Austin, Tx
Rainbow Iris Farm Zone 8