Irises forum: rotted rhizomes

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Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
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mnmat
Apr 15, 2017 12:00 AM CST
Over the winter a bunch of my smaller Iris' sunk beneath the soil and in checking them this spring I found soft rhizomes. one clump had 3 growing tips but only had 1/4" of solid root on each. I cut off the mush and replanted them making sure the raw part was in the air. hopefully to harden off.

Do you think they'll live?

I found 4 more under ground so tomorrow I'm replanting them. They get sun at different times throughout the day but it adds up to about 6 hrs. Do you think its enough sun for them to bloom?

This is the first house I've lived in that was more shade then sun and don't know what to expect.

Meri
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grannysgarden
Apr 15, 2017 1:12 AM CST
Welcome to the iris forum Meri. Six hours of sun is enough to keep bearded irises blooming. Good luck with the iris Rx.
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IrisLilli
Apr 15, 2017 4:11 AM CST
Sounds like you did the right thing! I hope they live Crossing Fingers!

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Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Apr 15, 2017 9:04 AM CST
Welcome! I think you are already doing the best for them too.
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Name: Barbara
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iciris
Apr 15, 2017 3:13 PM CST
Welcome! Meri Welcome!
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Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
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mnmat
Apr 15, 2017 8:38 PM CST
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Meri
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HighdesertNiki
Apr 15, 2017 11:14 PM CST
Welcome! Meri
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Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Apr 16, 2017 6:31 AM CST
Welcome!
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
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Barbalee
Apr 16, 2017 6:33 AM CST
Yet another Welcome! Meri!
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
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Misawa77
Apr 18, 2017 2:26 PM CST
six hours of sunlight is not great. They will survive, but doubt they will flourish. Iris are like people, some will do better in those conditions and others will do worse.
Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
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mnmat
Apr 21, 2017 5:59 PM CST
Eventually I'll have more garden space in full sun. I'm a slow worker, 25 min on and 15 min off. This year I want to amend the soil in the gardens in front of the house. I'm fighting 25 years of neglect. So far I've dug out 5 volunteer tree and old shrub stumps. I wish my boys lived closer so I could have some help! I resisted planting there last year cuz of clay soil. I have more projects than energy that's for sure!
Meri
Name: Barbara
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iciris
Apr 21, 2017 7:01 PM CST
I so understand Meri! But I'm impressed with you digging out the old stumps. That's a lot of work!
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Name: Meri Taylor
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mnmat
Apr 22, 2017 8:30 PM CST
I know its a lot of work but they kept regrowing so I had to dig it out so I could replant. I bet there's still another 10 to go. A couple I'll have to take an axe to get out they're so big.
Meri

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