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Mar 12, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Name: Doris Castleton
Nogales, Arizona (Zone 8a)
A friend thinned his irises and gave us a bag of them. They've been out of the ground for a week and a half. Will they still grow if I get them in the ground?
Mar 12, 2016 9:05 PM CST
Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
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Yes, they will grow just plant them shallow they need very little soil on top of them. My MIL dug up some iris and threw them in the woods where they grew without planting.
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Mar 12, 2016 9:45 PM CST
Name: Doris Castleton
Nogales, Arizona (Zone 8a)
Thank you very much.
Mar 12, 2016 10:00 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Yes to everything Betty said. Iris rhizomes are incredibly hardy. Plant so the 'bulbs' are just under the surface of the soil; the top should be less than an inch under ground. I know that sounds weird but that's the way they like it.

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