Irises forum: help with my irises plants

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helpmaggie
Jun 1, 2018 8:52 AM CST
can any one tell me what's wrong with them brown leaf's ,am new to this garden lark so I know nothing thanks
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
Jun 1, 2018 5:36 PM CST
Welcome! hellpmaggie,

Your irises are Dutch Irises. When the flowers age and die, the foliage will turn brown and die too and then the bulbs go into dormancy for a few months. There are some dead flowers in your photo and I suspect they are the ones that have the brown foliage.

Some nurseries who sell Dutch Irises also provide information about to grow them. For example:
https://www.easytogrowbulbs.co...

This one mentions using Blood and Bone in Autumn
https://www.tesselaar.net.au/g...

This one recommends applying Bone Meal during the bloom period.
https://www.doityourself.com/s...

Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
Jun 2, 2018 4:38 PM CST
Thankyou for the acorn Arlyn @crowrita1 Green Grin!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 2, 2018 7:41 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
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evelyninthegarden
Jun 3, 2018 3:30 PM CST
@helpmaggie ~ Welcome! to the Iris forum! Hurray!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
Jun 3, 2018 5:14 PM CST
Thankyou for the acorn Mary and Evelyn Green Grin!
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Jun 4, 2018 11:01 PM CST
Robin ~ You are Welcome!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson

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