Iris Care - Knowledgebase Question

Wichita, KS
Question by CDJSnyder
May 8, 1998
What should I do with iris bulbs after the iris are done blooming?

Answer from NGA
May 8, 1998


If you're growing Dutch Iris, or Reticulata Iris, wait until the foliage is fully mature and has shriveled and died. Then dig the bulbs and store them in a cool, dry place for about two months. After the resting period, replant them 4" inches deep and 3" to 4" inches apart in rich, well-draining soil. Or, you can just leave the bulbs in the ground to bloom again next spring. Dig and divide every 3-4 years if they become overcrowded and bloom is poor.

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