Irises forum: Dividing/Transplanting dates for Iris, Salt Lake Valley, Utah

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diannemontag
Mar 26, 2018 1:56 PM CST
Where in the Salt Lake valley, Utah,
is the best time to separate and transplant Irises?
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 26, 2018 2:48 PM CST
Welcome!

I think Bearded Iris are divided and planted at the same time everywhere - mid to late summer.
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 26, 2018 11:05 PM CST
diannemontag said:Where in the Salt Lake valley, Utah,
is the best time to separate and transplant Irises?


Dianne ~ Welcome! to the iris forum!
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Name: Scott
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BlueFlagFan
Mar 27, 2018 4:56 AM CST
Hi Dianne! Welcome!

I begin to divide my irises 4-6 weeks after they've finished blooming. Must get them in the ground at least 6 weeks before frost if you experience cold winters.
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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Mar 27, 2018 5:03 AM CST
Welcome! Dianne! Hurray!

I agree with Scott! Thumbs up
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DaveinPA
Mar 27, 2018 10:43 AM CST
Welcome Dianne.
Add another vote for Scott's recommendations and Lilli's confirmation.
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Mar 27, 2018 5:18 PM CST
Welcome! Dianne. Hope you stay around and enjoy the iris show.
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
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Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs Heucheras
cbunny41
Mar 28, 2018 2:46 PM CST
Hi Dianne,

Welcome. Hope you stay around as there will be many lovely pictures in the next few months.

What part of the Salt Lake Valley? I am in Millcreek City formerly East Millcreek. We have a member in West Valley City also and others in Utah. Have you ever attended our Iris Shows in May in the Sugarhouse Garden Center?
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Apr 6, 2018 2:11 AM CST
I am located in KY, but I have been sending my daughter near SLC iris in early August. She is a non gardener but has sent pics of her pretty iris blooms. Utah must be a good state to grow the in. At least I doubt you have the wet and damp to deal with like here.

Are there any large iris gardens with in 50 mi of SLC? Thank you.
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs Heucheras
cbunny41
Apr 7, 2018 1:17 AM CST
No commercial gardens any more. Only residential gardens but there are six or seven of those that welcome guests. One of our members who has been winning a lot of blue ribbons lately has a lovely garden according to her facebook page. She is in West Valley and haven't visited yet. Another grower with a smaller garden lives just a few blocks from me. I wouldn't say I have a beautiful garden, but do have a lot of beautiful iris.

You're right, no wet and damp. In fact we are the 2nd driest state in the US and parts of our state got only about 50% of the usual moisture over the winter. Nowhere did we reach normal. We depend on the snow in the mountains to supply our water for the rest of the year; luckily we had a really good year in 2017.

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