The Q&A Archives: Too Many Irises

Question: I have a bed with irises and they are multiplying like rabbits. I have moved some in other beds, given a few to friends... but I still have too many and can't bear to throw any away. My problem is that I have so many irises that I hardly have any ground left to plant my annuals. (I mix annuals in this bed so that I will have some flowering after the irises bloom.) Do you have any suggestions or should I just throw away the excess?

Answer: Apart from adding more growing area, you'll have to dispose of the excess somehow. Giving them away, throwing them away, swapping them for other plants, donating them to a benefit plant sale or selling them for profit would all be options.

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