The Q&A Archives: Storing Iris Rhizomes

Question: I have removed a lot of my Iris Rhizomes because we are planning to move to another location and I don't know how to store them for the winter, can you please help me?

Answer: When storing bulbs or rhizomes, try to provide a cool, dry place, with good air circulation (helps them avoid fungal infections). You can place them in boxes filled with sawdust or peat moss and keep them in the garage. Or, since you're moving, you could "plant" them now in containers, using a mix of garden and potting soil, and then put the containers outdoors in a protected area. When you get to your destination you can plant the rhizomes in a permanent bed.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by plantmanager and is called "Captivating Caladiums"