Iris dardanus

Robert Hoel
Mon, 01 Nov 2010 12:56:21 PDT
I have purchased some "bulbs" of Iris dardanus thinking that they were like other Dutch Iris that I have planted.  When I opened the brown paper bag they came in I realized that these resemble more of a typical bearded Iris rhizome, which I would plant nearly on the surface.  Can someone tell me how these should be planted?  On the surface or not?  If not, how deep?  I assume the rhizome should be planted horizontal to the surface like a bearded iris.  The packaging said full or partial sun.  What I have since read suggests the more sun the better and that they like to bake in the summer sun.

Cultivation pointers appreciated.

Bob Hoel
Chicago area

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