evelyninthegarden said:Joanna ~ to the Iris Forum!
I don't grow Siberian Irises either, but I am sure there are others here that do.
janwax said: Joanna!
LizinElizabeth said:I'd soak the roots for a while if they feel dry, just until they feel more pliable so they don't break when you're planting. Water them in well, if you have a fertilizer you've been successful with for flowering plants I'd use it, either up under the roots with a soil buffer between to keep the roots from a contact burn or on the surface, not touching the new sprouts. I think the ones I've lost have been because I treated them like beardeds, they need more watering and probably a bit of shade to get established. I use stackable patio chairs over peonies I plant in the spring to give them shade for a few weeks, works wonders to keep the soil from drying and reduce transplant shock from going into immediate full sun. I've ordered several Siberian's for this year and that's going to be my plan of attack unless someone offers a better method! Sorry I don't have more concrete suggestions, I'll be watching this thread in case an experienced grower weighs in! Hope they grow well for you, quite stunning flower!
UndertheSun said:Welcome Joanna!
That is a Siberian iris and I have no experience in growing those. I grow bearded irises and what you have there is a beardless iris. Since it's a Siberian, it has different growing conditions than bearded irises and other beardless irises. I know all I've done is confuse you more, so I'll let others with knowledge in growing these step in.
I do love the dark irises, so I hope it does well for you.
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