Re: Irises

The best time to transplant Irises is after blooming.
They do best in a loamy soil not clay. You should add as much humus and coir to the soil as you can!!!

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I have to question your comment about the soil type for irises. I have solid clay and while it may have taken a couple more years for the isires to settle in, they bloom like crazy and have to be thinned every 3 -4 years. Nor have I amended the soil, except for a small amount of peat (a 3 sq ft bag dug into a 8 ft by 4 ft plot).
I thin them when the weather starts to cool back down, and have thinned as late as Thanksgiving (which is 50 degree weather here).
On Fri, 01 Aug 2003 23:27:12 GMT, "Cereoid-UR12-"

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So what?
They would still do much better in a loamy soil. Loam is also much better for you to work than clay because it isn't hard when dry nor sticky when wet.
Coir is a better choice as a soil additive than peat because it does not require destroying the few remaining peat bogs to produce it.

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