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Sep 18, 2019 5:21 PM CST
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6b)
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Two questions;

Are the mounds I put the iris on ok? Someone reminded me that it would help with drainage in the raised beds - I don't think they're too high but maybe a rock on the back part will help prevent winter heaving?

Second question is about one or two that I planted VERY high out of the soil and I'm thinking it's too high - but planting them deeper will cover up the increases. Is it ok to cover the small increases with soil or will they die off if covered completely? I know these sound like ridiculously basic questions but I want to be sure - none of my local friends grow iris at all. Thanks!
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Sep 18, 2019 8:46 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Looks OK to me Shrug! . Sitting a rock, or half a brick on top will help with "frost heaving", as will "stapling them down" with landscape staples. Be sure to remove the "rock", in early spring.
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Sep 19, 2019 7:35 AM CST
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6b)
Restless with wanderlust.
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Thanks, landscape staples are an excellent suggestion!
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Sep 19, 2019 7:51 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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It is fine to cover the small increases with a bit of dirt. They will pop out as they continue to grow. But if the rhizome is firmly planted (not wobbly) then I would just leave it as it is.
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