Transplanting Irises - Knowledgebase Question

East Lansing, MI
Avatar for leonar33
Question by leonar33
May 22, 1998
I have some beautiful bearded iris that were planted much too close to my house -- they don't get enough sun and are all leaning over, reaching for the sunshine. Can I transplant them to a sunnier spot now, or do I need to wait until fall? Their foliage is about 3 feet tall, but they haven't begun to send up their flower stalks yet.

Answer from NGA
May 22, 1998
If you transplant now, you may sacrifice this year's blooms. That may or may not be an important consideration at this point. It's usually best to wait until after the blooming period to move irises (generally late summer). Whenever you decide to move them, be sure to prepare the new bed first by adding some organic matter to help provide nutrients and good drainage. Plant the rhizomes just below the soil surface and water them in well.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "mouse ears"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.