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Why Didn't my Iris Bloom? 11 Replies

Last year all of my iris's bloomed beautifully, but this year none of my Blue Iris bloomed at all.  They only had 3 buds and they turned brown and squisshy! :(  This is only their second year and…Continue

Started by Sherry Morrison. Last reply by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW Aug 11, 2013.

Iris Borers 2 Replies

 found some of my Iris have damage from a iris borer does any one know a good cure Continue

Started by John F zone 6 Cinti Oh. Last reply by Carol McIntyre/Zn5/WI Jul 16, 2013.

lets do some trading

does any one want to trade some irisall mine r ready to trade except the ones with seed pods Continue

Started by John F zone 6 Cinti Oh Jun 7, 2012.

Cleaning Iris and Iris transplanting? 33 Replies

Hi, as an old member of the Iris Society and a new member at this site, I don't know if you all soak your iris Rhizome in a 10% Bleach and 90% water after removing them from you're bed and before…Continue

Started by Jan Page. Last reply by Ziggie Ciepl May 18, 2012.

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Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on February 18, 2016 at 10:33pm

Time to fertilize my iris beds. I just put slug bait around them because we are having our normal dark & rainy weather. Now if I can just keep the chickens out & locked up behind their wire fence. Iris are so brittle when they are newly emerging, anything breaks them off . . .

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on May 27, 2014 at 9:14pm

ok, I think I found you on FB.

I just did a bad thing and went through my old pictures of the garden, and realized how much I lost this winter. Also lost a varigated leaf Iris. Ugh!!!

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on May 27, 2014 at 8:30pm

Yes, Robin I do have some to divide this fall. The old fashioned ones grow strongly here so I have your solid yellow and a mauve called Dauntless. The hybrids are more recent, but there are a few that could get trimmed like the orange and the purple & white streaked ones (ink patterns). The neighbors across the street have asked if I want any of their blue on blue & really dark dark ones. They are not gardeners & don't care what I do with them. I think you can send your e-mail to me through garden-share, but if not, look up winlass on facebook & private message me there.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on May 27, 2014 at 4:29pm


Since you are in zone 9, I don't see why you couldn't. Though if you don't get any cold spells, you might have to hide them for a few months in a cool space.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on May 27, 2014 at 4:23pm

My lost Iris, pics from last year. :(


Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on May 27, 2014 at 4:22pm

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on May 27, 2014 at 4:17pm

So beautiful... I lost 7 of my 9 Iris I had. They were with the place when we bought it. It's heart breakings. The winter killed so much, on top of what I lost prior to winter.

They were all old. :(

Victoria, if you ever want to share, I believe the ones along your fence line look similar.

Lorraine, yours are beautiful also. If you are ever going to split them and want to share let me know.


Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on May 27, 2014 at 1:04pm

Divine is really special. This is it's first year at my house & I did give it one of the best locations. (6 hours sun) A strong grower.

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on May 27, 2014 at 1:01pm

Can't get enough photos. I look at them all winter & share them with my mother & anyone else on Facebook. This is Cherry Blossom Song with Toucan Tango & somehow, Saphira was in there.

Comment by Yvonne Martin zone 9a se texas on May 27, 2014 at 1:01pm

can i grow iris in pots?


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