Iris Transplant - Knowledgebase Question

Stevensville, MD
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Question by townsendshir
May 16, 2002
When should I separate my iris and replant?


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Answer from NGA
May 16, 2002
Bearded iris are usually separated or divided when they have become overgrown and crowded and blooming has diminished as a result, usually after three to five years. The preferred time to do the job is in late summer, during August.

Siberian iris are long lived and do not usually require division and replanting and so can be left in place for many years.

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