Irises forum: Iris Fans Blown Over

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bretay
Apr 27, 2019 4:10 PM CST
Hi..We just planted some irises that we got from another yard yesterday...Well afterwards we haad some really rough wind...And now most all fans are on on the ground..Will they perk back up or what should we do?..We thought they were lilie until we saw these pictures..Not sure what kind though..Thanks for all the help..We have about 10 plants..These look the best at standing up..Some of the others are completely laying down..I'm in anderson sc. zone 8 I think.
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tveguy3
Apr 27, 2019 4:16 PM CST
I would clip the leaves back to about 6 inches long. They will then spring back up and grow some more leaves. Welcome! by the way!
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bretay
Apr 27, 2019 4:29 PM CST
tveguy3 said:I would clip the leaves back to about 6 inches long. They will then spring back up and grow some more leaves. Welcome! by the way!


Thank you...I was afraid to cut the leaves..Didnt want to kill them...
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crowrita1
Apr 28, 2019 7:21 AM CST
Welcome!
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TBGDN
Apr 28, 2019 10:10 AM CST
bretay said:Thank you...I was afraid to cut the leaves..Didnt want to kill them...


You won't kill them. They will thank you.
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Name: Ivor
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Islandview
Apr 28, 2019 10:29 AM CST
Also, you might be planting the rhizomes too deeply. They should be only half-buried, with the tops exposed. Otherwise they may be prone to rot. They need exposure to the sun in order to produce flowers. Rhizomes are actually parts of the stem and not roots; they actually grow the roots once planted.
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 28, 2019 10:30 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Bretay ~ Welcome! to the Iris Forum! Hurray!
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BlueFlagFan
Apr 28, 2019 1:01 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome to the iris forum, Bretay! Welcome!
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shizen
Apr 28, 2019 4:56 PM CST
welcome bretay.

in future, you might want to add your zone? it also helps with questions ( if you have any), as iris react/grow differently; might need special requirements in your zone.

enjoy the spring bloom that's in full swing.
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Totally_Amazing
Apr 28, 2019 5:57 PM CST
Welcome! Bretay. Sometimes iris leaves flop after they have been planted until the roots get established.
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bretay
Apr 29, 2019 1:04 PM CST
shizen said:welcome bretay.

in future, you might want to add your zone? it also helps with questions ( if you have any), as iris react/grow differently; might need special requirements in your zone.

enjoy the spring bloom that's in full swing.

I'm in Anderson sc zone 8 I think
Name: daphne
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shizen
Apr 29, 2019 2:10 PM CST
you can add that info to your profile, permanently. Big Grin just click on the "person" icon in the right hand corner, then tap "your profile". it'll bring up "change your public profile" and just type in zone 8. Thumbs up

there's also a way to look up your zone, but it's been a while since i've done that. i've forgotten, but perhaps someone else on the forum might remember? Hilarious!
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IrisLilli
May 4, 2019 8:41 AM CST
Welcome! Hurray!
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