Iris care - Knowledgebase Question

kalamazoo, MI
Question by dfgquilter
May 15, 2008
HI! A few of my Irises have stems that are not straight. Does that mean they have Iris Borers or some other disease? Is there something I can give them soon after they bloom?
Thanks, Dorian

Answer from NGA
May 15, 2008


Iris stems, also called the stalk, is what holds the flower upright. Depending upon species, the stalk may be straight or gently S-curved. There's nothing wrong with your irises. You can feed your irises with a balanced garden fertilizer such as a 5-10-10.

Best wishes with your iris bed!

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