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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
May 1, 2015 2:48 PM CST
Last year ZERO blooms, this year a few bloomed just the other day however the rest of them don`t look like
they are going to bloom. They all get the same amount of sun. I dug 3 up and relocated them, just as a
location test, but seems I read Iris won`t always bloom every year, what can you tell me about this? Thanks!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
May 1, 2015 4:51 PM CST
Linda, I know practically nothing about irises, though I have mine in bloom in a corner of my raised garden (pure luck!). You might want to post that question on the iris forum. There are folks there that grow them by the hundreds and certainly should be able to help you.
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Name: Reine
Porter, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Reine
May 1, 2015 9:11 PM CST
Hi Linda.

There is a long, thick grouping of iris's along our pond for erosion control. They have been multiplying for about 5 years. There is a lot of shade there. This spring was the first time they bloomed and there was a lot of yellow flowers. Quite pretty. Maybe they'll bloom next year also.

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Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
May 1, 2015 9:37 PM CST
Linda, my thought is they're possibly planted too deep. If the rhizomes aren't partly exposed to light the plant doesn't bloom much. *not an iris expert at all here, but I planted them too deep in the past*
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ge1836
May 4, 2015 2:54 AM CST
I agree with Kyla. Adding if they are too crowded and overgrown they may not bloom either.
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
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freedombel
May 4, 2015 2:53 PM CST
Thanks for the info you posted, I appreciate it, I never thought about the deepness and when EVER it quits dumping rain
I will have to check it out. As far as dumping rain, the rain barrels are full for sure! And this weekend we used lots of it
as me and hubby spent Sat and Sun both 8 hour days planting, also he poured cement and put in the pole for my Martin
house, a bit later than I wanted, but I am not complaining as he is going to get it up, the cement has to set a week....
boy did I veer off the subject at hand!
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