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Stunning iris.

This is a discussion on Stunning iris. within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; My grandmother grew a lot of irises, I particularly remember the Siberian Iris. Once she ...

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    My grandmother grew a lot of irises, I particularly remember the Siberian Iris. Once she gave us some divisions of Bearded Iris and we planted an Iris bed. It was successful for a few years until it became infested with Iris borers. I remember trying to dig the fat white grubs out of the rhizomes. yuk! They are still one of my favorite perennial flowers, and fortunately I have not seen another Iris borer in many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1140 View Post
    My grandmother grew a lot of irises, I particularly remember the Siberian Iris. Once she gave us some divisions of Bearded Iris and we planted an Iris bed. It was successful for a few years until it became infested with Iris borers. I remember trying to dig the fat white grubs out of the rhizomes. yuk! They are still one of my favorite perennial flowers, and fortunately I have not seen another Iris borer in many years.
    They need a lot of work to keep them good - worse than orchids! I lift, divide, and dispose of the old parts of the rhizome every two years. This has to be done immediatly after flowering for best results, so it is a worry replanting in july, when probably the ground is very dry. But worth it when I see the flowers next year.

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    Beautiful Iris blooms. So pretty. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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    Beautiful display. Thanks, Geoff!

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