Iris are one of the most beautiful early blooms of the season.  Once established, they need little care other than dividing every 3-4 years.  Planting them in the right location is key.

  • Plant iris in full sun, if you live in an extremely warm location, they can take part shade.
  • Plant in a spot with good drainage, either slope up the soil, or in raised beds.
  • Plant 1-2 feet apart.
  • The top of the rhizomes should be visible above the soil line.
  • Water to establish, but then back off on the watering. Once a week, deep watering is good.
  • Weed to keep them clear of pest.
  • After blooming, cut bloom stems back to 2 inches.
  • Fall cleanup, cut entire plant back to 6 inches.

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