Storing Iris Rhizomes - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Garden Friend
Silverdale, WA
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Question by quinata9
October 26, 1999
I have removed a lot of my Iris Rhizomes because we are planning to move to another location and I don't know how to store them for the winter, can you please help me?

Answer from NGA
October 26, 1999
When storing bulbs or rhizomes, try to provide a cool, dry place, with good air circulation (helps them avoid fungal infections). You can place them in boxes filled with sawdust or peat moss and keep them in the garage. Or, since you're moving, you could "plant" them now in containers, using a mix of garden and potting soil, and then put the containers outdoors in a protected area. When you get to your destination you can plant the rhizomes in a permanent bed.

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