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sallysmom
Apr 23, 2016 1:54 PM CST
Do you plant them every year? Mine reseed; do yours? I have planted tons of D. Iris and they never bloom. The foliage does return but never any flowers.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 23, 2016 4:11 PM CST
sallysmom,
The Dutch Iris come back every year, I have had some of them nearly four year I think now. I have added others along the way. I don't dig and store the bulbs, I just leave them in the ground and mulch them through the winter.
This has been the worst year for them as far as blooming since I have had them. It may be because of all the rain we have had this year, I don't know. I might need to check into it a little further and see what other causes there might be.
The Mexican Sunflowers will reseed and come back. I made a big effort last season to control the seeds and seedlings throughout the season and into the fall, and this year I had none to return. I had bought so many new plants I was not going to have room for them this year.

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