Irises forum→Shakers Prayer Siberian - is it ok?

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Dallas TX (Zone 8a)
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JasonT
Dec 21, 2020 1:01 PM CST
Got it like 3 months ago and planted it immediately. Had some brown on it when I got with a few green leaves (and had a couple until a few weeks ago).

Just making sure it is ok. Never had a Siberian before. Gets sun and water. Looks brown. Is it dead? Roots seem solid. Rhizome isn't mushy. Never had a Siberian before.
Zone 8A - Dallas.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Dec 21, 2020 9:56 PM CST
probably. Siberians like acidic soil so you might have to treat it a bit.
Dallas TX (Zone 8a)
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JasonT
Dec 22, 2020 6:54 AM CST
Got it. I'll go treat it today. I have everything at home to do that.
irisarian said:probably. Siberians like acidic soil so you might have to treat it a bit.


Name: Curtis
Oregon (Zone 8b)
CS_925
Dec 22, 2020 8:53 PM CST
That's what my Siberians look like at this time of year.

Irises are herbaceous perennials, they are supposed to die back during the winter (depends on the species, some stay green more or less through winter).

It may be a good idea to test the pH of your soil if you don't know it already. Either through a university extension office or with a kit/tester you can buy at a local store that sells gardening supplies. That said, I have acidic soil and throw some Miracid on mine once in a while. The plants don't seem to mind. Thumbs up
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Dec 23, 2020 6:50 AM CST
I've been told not to fertilize Sibs the first year. But after that you should as they are heavy feeders.
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Dallas TX (Zone 8a)
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JasonT
Dec 24, 2020 3:55 PM CST
Thanks! I just put miracid down just in case. Figured I'd wait and see on it. I've founded patience with flowers is a must. Unless it's completely dead anything can happen!

CS_925 said:That's what my Siberians look like at this time of year.

Irises are herbaceous perennials, they are supposed to die back during the winter (depends on the species, some stay green more or less through winter).

It may be a good idea to test the pH of your soil if you don't know it already. Either through a university extension office or with a kit/tester you can buy at a local store that sells gardening supplies. That said, I have acidic soil and throw some Miracid on mine once in a while. The plants don't seem to mind. Thumbs up


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