Irises forum: Rizomes and ground covers

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 4, 2012 7:57 AM CST
I have some 3 year old iris that are just creeping along. I read an article about companion plants for iris and the author suggested Columbines and mentioned the iris shouldnt be planted with dense ground cover.
Alas mine are being invaded with Creeping Jenny.
Any opinion as to how high I should let mu angst meter get before I move the iris?
Its impossible to clean the Jenny out.
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
Feb 4, 2012 11:06 AM CST

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Move any time you can and check the rhizome to make sure there is no rot (soft and mushy) and trim them out and treat with 10% bleach 90% water and let dry and then plant where ever there is not a ground cover to invade on top of the iris

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Feb 4, 2012 11:50 AM CST
O K Thanks Dee

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