reticulata species, Iris

Joe G joseph.andrew.gorman@gmail.com
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 09:10:08 PST
Does anyone know if this is true with other reticulata section irises? I
have two I planted out last fall on a rocky outcropping (I. r. 'Clairette'
and I. r. 'Pauline'), blooming now but they may not be the full 5-6" deep
you recommend. Iris reticulata has not been perennial for me in the past, I
thought it was too much summer moisture but maybe now I know why!

-joe


On Feb 25, 2018 7:14 AM, "Dan Fetty" <dan.fetty@tegraglobal.com> wrote:

Here is the popular Katherine Hodgekin, blooming today.

The iris was named for the wife of Elliot Hodgkin, an English

bulb enthusiast.


Plant the bulbs DEEP. Shallow planting makes the bulbs

"Rice out." They will break up into literally dozens of

tiny bulblets about the size of a grain of wheat,

that are difficult to collect and raise to blooming size.


Deep planting, 5-6 inches, and they will divide into

larger blooming size daughter bulbs, as seen here.

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