Planting Bearded Iris - Knowledgebase Question

New York, NY
Question by kmoody1
March 25, 2001
I've just ordered bearded iris. I assume they are planted in the spring or you wouldn't be offering them. what is the optimal time to plant them?

Answer from NGA
March 25, 2001


Bearded iris may be planted in the spring with good results although they may not bloom the first year. Typically the plants are divided in mid to late summer and replanted then. They are often sold for planting in the early fall as well.

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