Irises forum: Transplanting iris

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
May 13, 2014 11:56 AM CST
How soon after an iris blooms can I transplant them? After the bloom gets mis shaped?
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some of my beauties...
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 13, 2014 12:20 PM CST
You can do it any time, BUT, the best time would be after the hottest part of your summer is over. Iris seem to go into a somewhat dormant stage after bloom season. They are re-generating, and adding increases, mostly under ground. If you divide and replant after that period, they will grow new leaves and start some new increases for you so you have bloom possible for the next year. I like to do that up here in the "Northwoods" in Mid to late July. I would guess for you it would be later. Maybe some of the "Southern" people will have more specific suggestions for your area.
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UndertheSun
May 13, 2014 1:05 PM CST
I love the first and the last one! Thumbs up

...and the three in the middle too! Green Grin!
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
May 14, 2014 7:08 AM CST
Thank you for the answer. I love my iris, they just don't last long enough , do they. Thanks guys...
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
May 14, 2014 7:21 AM CST
Charleen -- you can't leave without telling us the names of these Irises!!!!!!!
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
May 14, 2014 7:24 AM CST
Gypsy Romance for the 4th one?
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 14, 2014 8:10 AM CST
Looks like my Gypsy, but then so does Mary Ann's Sultry Mood! Hilarious!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 14, 2014 9:37 AM CST
& don't let Charley eat them ☺. Transplant is ok 6 weeks after bloom. But wait to the summer hottest heat is over was a great piece of advice.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
May 15, 2014 9:47 AM CST
Muddy mitts, I don't know their names. I really don't.
but I can show you some I do know their names, if you wish...
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 15, 2014 10:21 AM CST
Thumbs up ..Arlyn
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 15, 2014 6:51 PM CST
I was taught to divide and/or move six weeks after bloom. That always ends up being one of the hottest days of the year making it total torture for the gardener.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 16, 2014 3:16 PM CST
In very hot climates it is best to wait longer. I know that requests from TX want them in Aug.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 20, 2014 11:28 AM CST
I usually don't plant before the end of July, or beginning of August. August is still too hot really, but I like the roots to have as much growth as possible before it gets cold. Since GA is hotter than NC, I would wait until the end of August if possible.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
May 22, 2014 8:14 AM CST
Yep, Georgia does have it's hot days. i have the plants marked and will wait til august to transplant them. Hubby tilled me new flower bed closer to house, so am looking forward to getting them moved...
Thank you all for the help...

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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
May 22, 2014 3:51 PM CST
Charleen -- you have got to find out the name of that glorious yellow Iris with the red beards. I've got to buy one -- it's driving me crazy!!! Short of that -- got any extra rhizomes?
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 23, 2014 7:03 AM CST
Mary Ann If you go into the data base, click on Iris, then click on search by characteristic, then check TB,yellow, self, and type in red for beard color and see what you get. There were several, some looked like the one above.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 23, 2014 7:12 AM CST
Love your LA Black Gamecock! My first LA iris bloomed this year and I am definitely thinking of adding some more.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
May 23, 2014 8:01 AM CST
Yes -- thanks Tom -- closest thing to it in the database is Sunrise Seduction. Pretty darn close!!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 23, 2014 12:05 PM CST
I thought so too!
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Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
May 23, 2014 1:37 PM CST
@Lestv

>>>>I usually don't plant before the end of July, or beginning of August. August is still too hot really, but I like the roots to have as much growth as possible before it gets cold. Since GA is hotter than NC, I would wait until the end of August if possible.

I have a love-hate relationship with the irises I inherited when I bought my home. As a novice gardener in all things gardening except roses, I really goofed when I moved what I thought were dwarf bearded irises down from the top of the slope to my primary planting bed. They had never grown to be more than two feet tall at the top of the slope, so I planted them near the front of the beds . HA ! Most of them grew to be four feet tall !

Planting some under a favorite rose, looked good, but destroyed the roses ability to put foliage and blooms all the way to the ground:



I need to move them all. I want to transplant smaller plants in those sites. They have finished blooming and they are in the way.

I am gardening in terribly rocky soil, and preparing a bed is out of the question. Also, there is no "back of the bed" anywhere on the house-pad level. I like them, but I don't know where to put them.

In my climate it can stay hot ... high 90s to low 100s ... through October, every year is different, the the temps can drop by 50 degrees in a couple of days.

Any and all suggestions on how to site the and when to move them would be greatly appreciated. I truly need help here.

Smiles,
Lyn


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