Irises forum: Iris questions

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Name: Heath
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plantcollector
May 21, 2015 7:01 AM CST
Does anybody know where I can find that article about not dividing your irises?From what I understand you just cut out the one that bloomed if that's the case what about the reblooming irises?
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 21, 2015 12:13 PM CST
Once the iris rhizome blooms, it will not bloom again. That's true even on re-bloomers. I don't like to cut out the spent rhizome until it softens and dies, as it gives nourishment to the young beginning rhizomes. After it's soft and dead, then I will remove it. You might be thinking about the article that Kent wrote about thinning as apposed to dividing. I'm not sure where that is, but maybe you could search for it.
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lovemyhouse
May 21, 2015 12:53 PM CST
Here is the link. Smiling For future reference, you can go to a member's page and see what articles they have contributed, along with any other ideas they have submitted.

http://garden.org/ideas/view/KentPfeiffer/1259/Thinning-Vers...
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
May 22, 2015 5:37 AM CST
Thanks that was the article I was looking for I thought I look everywhere for it. I kind of like divdividing my irise right now. I'm working on filling in a big bank. Once I get that done I'd like to take a break for a while.Unless I find another area to fill up. I've been growing irise for a long time and never knew that thay won't bloom again. That explains alot. Thanks

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