Irises forum: Correction-Iris - Winter - Garage

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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Dec 2, 2018 7:13 AM CST
Even though you are planting late I think your iris will be just fine. They are already used to your climate since your neighbor had been growing them for a while. Just don't be dismayed if they don't bloom next spring. They may take the extra time to get established. It is very common for newly planted iris to not bloom until year two (some vendor sites say that 50% bloom is about average for new plantings).
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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
Dec 2, 2018 1:18 PM CST
Mike ~ Welcome! to the Irises Forum. (Some call it "The Nut House"!) Only because we are all crazy about irises! You may have heard that the "iris virus" is contagious. nodding There are many enablers here...uh, that is, helpful members, to get you off to a good start.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Cat Lover Daylilies Roses Lilies Irises
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums Cactus and Succulents
Dec 2, 2018 9:27 PM CST
@MikeSmithIII, glad you found this wonderful group, I learned so many things about Irises and gained many great friends here, and of course received gifted Irises too.
After trying many different kind of plants in our challenging weather, I found that Irises and Daylilies do really well here, also Lilies and Spring blooming bulb (Daffodils & Hyacinth).
Looking forward to Spring and can't wait to see everyone's blooms.

Have a good nite friends Group hug

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