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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
Jul 15, 2019 9:12 PM CST
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Jul 16, 2019 9:45 AM CST
gemini_sage said:Chelle, your mention of losing a potted iris brought something to mind- the potting medium. A lot of potting soils are too moisture retentive for bearded irises. I use Miracle Grow potting soil (not my first choice, but the best I can find locally) and cut it by half or more with fine bark mulch. I'm aiming for a sharply draining mix that isn't too rich.

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