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I am a 27 year old mother of an awesome 6 year old and two step kids... I have had a huge veggie garden for five years, but just recently discovered m

Iris x germanica 'English Cottage'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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ashbrown2015outlook.com

Found some #Iris's in an abandoned field. There is hundreds and I am just going crazzzzy😊😊😊 Replanting all of them in my garden. Anyone have any tips on care of the #Rhizomes so they dont rot??

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Acetaker

@ashbrown2015outlook.com make sure that they don't stand in water. But they do need moist soil,water when top is dry. They need water for leaves. Hope this helps 😊

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ashbrown2015outlook.com

@Acetaker anything helps...so thanks!! Do you know if the root easy or will i have to baby them?

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ashbrown2015outlook.com

@richard.spicer.7906 i seen from other posts you are knowledgeable n this area...do you have any tips to add? I have litetally pulled up fifty so far. I would hate to do all of this work to

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ashbrown2015outlook.com

Have nothing come up next year lol

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richard.spicer.7906

Hello 👋🏼😀 - well I would make sure you leave the surface of the rhizome showing above the soil, so that it is exposed to the sun. Bearded Iris rhizomes like to bake in the summer sun, and so you literally plant them in a trench just a few cm deep on the surface. Cut the foliage down too to ensure they don't blow around in the wind as this rocks the rhizome which prevents the roots from forming. I'll tag you in a few pics to see what I mean 👍🏼 mine are doing well in full sun.

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ashbrown2015outlook.com

Thanks @richard.spicer.7906 😊

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brightcolours

@rachellescott see above re: #advice-Iris #advice-beardediris #rhizome

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rachellescott

Thank you so much @brightcolours !!! Sorry for not responding earlier, due to still technical issues on app or network.

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rachellescott

@richard.spicer.7906 I don't really understand what you mean by leaving the surface of the rhizome showing above the soil. I guess even after looking up rhizome definition, I still don't really understand what it is. Could you help me understand?

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rachellescott

@ashbrown2015outlook.com I seen in my notifications that you responded to my last comment/question, but I can't seem to find your post now :(

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