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May 22, 2018 10:57 PM CST
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Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Charged Up')

I have this and it is a pretty bloom, but after 4 years, I still only have like 3 fans. Just wondering if others have this and if it spreads for you? The other irises I have in that bed spread fine. So, wondering if I should toss it Thumbs down
May 23, 2018 5:33 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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I looked it up Frilly and it is pretty. I have never grown that one. I don't know if i would toss it..... maybe just assume that it will always be small and give it less spreading room and plant another near it.

I think that if a lovely iris is not grown widely it is probably less than a stellar performer in the garden. since yours has such a lovely bloom it may be its slowness to increase that has made it more scarce. Unfortunately, that sometimes causes and iris to become extinct or extremely hard to find. Even new ones that will not increase at a normal rate will not be shared or sold as much as others and will eventually not be grown by anyone. Sad

Good luck with whatever you decide. Smiling
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May 23, 2018 10:35 AM CST
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I don't grow that one, but you can try relocating it to another area of your garden and see how it does. Or removing one of the increases and plant it elsewhere. I have had a few irises that refused to grow where I originally planted them. Some of them surprised me and grow well when I moved them. A few others remained to be stubborn growers and have been re-homed, or will soon be re-homed.
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