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May 1, 2020 6:43 AM CST
Name: Katy
Clovis, New Mexico, USA (Zone 7a)
I am pretty new to Iris. Last year in the fall I divided and moved a huge bunch to another bed. Now I see that very few are blooming or putting out spikes. So, does this mean that they will bloom next year? Another way to put it: Do newly divided iris skip a year and come back to bloom the next year?

I will say that this seems the trend. When I got the iris, the first year they did not bloom (just leaves but no flowers). Then I had a lot of good blooms. Then I moved them and no blooms again.

By the way, I have only had Iris for about 3 years so I am not into the life cycle they have. Can anyone go through the year by year growing cycle? Thanks. Katy.
May 1, 2020 8:14 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Iris, just like most things have their own way of doing things on an individual basis that can also be affected by a lot of other factors, like weather, time of transplant, soil conditions, amount of sun light, etc. I have some irises that when transplanted will always take a year off from blooming, others will always seem to bloom the next year. No one size fits all with irises.
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