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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
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Jun 13, 2020 9:31 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
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?
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Jun 14, 2020 5:53 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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!
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Jun 14, 2020 8:34 PM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
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?

Thumb of 2020-06-15/GreenIris/54b197
I get bored easy and Irises Don’t Bore Me!!!
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Jun 15, 2020 1:51 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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!
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Jun 15, 2020 8:25 PM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
Yes I probably need to do that. Ok will dig and let you know the findings
I get bored easy and Irises Don’t Bore Me!!!
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