Pacific Coast Iris - best time to transplant?

Rodger Whitlock
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 19:42:43 PST
On 3 Feb 2013, at 18:17, Lee Poulsen wrote:

> So what should one do (in So. Calif.) if he is tempted beyond the ability to
> resist into purchasing them in mid-spring at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical
> Garden (RSABG) plant sale? I cannot get them to survive in their pots until
> the autumn. 

Have you asked the RSABG how they carry their potted PCI through the summer?

This is the Mma Ramotswe technique: if you need information, just ask around: 
someone's sure to have the answer and will love to talk about it.

Being a bold soul, I will, however, make a guess: you are letting the soil in 
the pots get too warm. Try shading the pots, especially from sun striking the 
pots themselves, or even plunge them rim-deep in sand or soil for the summer.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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