The Q&A Archives: Iris care

Question: HI! A few of my Irises have stems that are not straight. Does that mean they have Iris Borers or some other disease? Is there something I can give them soon after they bloom?
Thanks, Dorian

Answer: Iris stems, also called the stalk, is what holds the flower upright. Depending upon species, the stalk may be straight or gently S-curved. There's nothing wrong with your irises. You can feed your irises with a balanced garden fertilizer such as a 5-10-10.

Best wishes with your iris bed!

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