Irises forum→Leaves turning brown

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Pattyg
Jun 13, 2020 11:43 AM CST
We just moved into a new house last year where there were some established iris. They are doing quite well. However, I moved some from our previous house, which were doing very well there. The ones I moved now have mottled brown leaves and look terrible. I was careful to plant them shallow with the rhyzomes somewhat above the soil. They do get a little more sun than they did before. They bloomed very well this year but the leaves look very sad. Any help? Thank you
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Jun 13, 2020 9:31 PM CST
Welcome!
There are others on this forum that could probably answer your question better than I can. Could be a number of things. Leaf spot is the first thing that comes to mind.

What would really help is some pictures. The leaves themselves and some close-ups of the base of the plant and the rhizomes.

When did you plant the new ones?

What zone are you in? What zone were you in before?
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 14, 2020 5:53 AM CST
Pictures would help, but, as stated, it's probably fungal leaf spot. Doesn't really hurt the irises, all that much, but, it is unsightly Shrug!
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Jun 14, 2020 8:34 PM CST
I had this happen to one of my new irises this year. It started growing very early so frost maybe? Or does it look like disease?

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I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jun 15, 2020 1:51 PM CST
hmm elsa, have you dug up some of the rhizomes? one of my irises, in fact a favorite 'dazzle, started looking like that picture. i dug up some of the rhizomes, and discovered bacterial rot. pheeeew...the smelly kind. henceforth the spot is covered with comet, bleach water, and sulfur. nothing like overkill? Hilarious!
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Jun 15, 2020 8:25 PM CST
Yes I probably need to do that. Ok will dig and let you know the findings
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!

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