Iris magnifica

Jane McGary
Mon, 27 Jul 2009 09:21:04 PDT
Kathleen asked,

At 05:57 PM 7/26/2009, you wrote:
>Today I went hiking while our house is being washed. Despite clear
>instructions to stay completely away from the pots, and not wash that
>area, said washer managed to dump out my Iris magnifica bulblets (now
>fully dormant). My question for those who are experienced with this
>species is: what depth should they be replanted at?

Replant them so that the point at which the withered leaves broke off 
is just a few grains of sand below the surface. If these are 
seedlings, they probably haven't yet formed the storage roots typical 
of this section of Iris, and what you have is just the young bulbs.

Iris magnifica, a large species with white flowers (variously tinted 
with lavender in some individuals), is one of the most easily grown 
Juno irises and does well in the open gardn in the Pacific Northwest, 
given sharp drainage.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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