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Bearded Iris Most Common Rhizomatic Plant

Step 1: Split and Trim

Split the rhizomes into sections, so that each has healthy shoots and good roots. Trim off the older sections farthest from the leaves with a knife, and dust cut surfaces with fungicide.

Step 2: Cut Back Leaves

Trim long roots back by one-third, and cut leaves to about 6 in (15 cm). This will reduce rocking by the wind, keeping the replanted section stable until it develops strong, anchoring roots. Replant the sections at the same depth as before in well-prepared ground, spaced about 5 in (12 cm) apart. Firm in, level, and water well.

1 Comments About this How To

  • anonymous
    Should division be done in the spring after blooms have withered, or in the fall. I am in zone 7 so I do not dig them for winter.

    Posted 1 year ago

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