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Spring Brings Irises on Parade!

Spring Brings Irises on Parade!

 

 

 

Believe it or not — Spring is just around the corner! It’s always darkest before the dawn, and we have experienced record cold temperatures, snow blizzards, and multiple snow/ice events. So our thoughts are turning to Spring. One of our most dependable perennials are Irises.

Why Plant Irises?

Irises bloom in the spring and they love full sun! Their blooms are unique, with a colorful bloom on top and another bloom hanging at the bottom, hence “bearded” iris. Irises are very easy to maintain.

How to Plant Irises

The most important aspect of planting irises is they like for their neck to be above ground. After planting irises, use your hand to move the soil off of the top of the bulb. Plant irises in a mixture of your natural soil, peat moss, and top soil (Scotts Company EG71140180 Earthgro Top Soil, 40-Pound).

How to Fertilize Irises

Irises don’t need to be fertilized very often, maybe once per year, in the fall, with a very light organic fertilizer(Espoma PT4 4-Pound Plant-Tone Organic 5-3-3 Plant Food).

How to Keep irises Blooming Year After Year

Irises multiply, so very few years, dig up a few of them so that you give the remaining plants more room to spread out. Your family and friends will appreciate your gift of irises if you are feeling generous.

We hope you enjoy the 4 Iris photos below!






 

The following videos show how to dig up and divide irises, which is the secret to continuous blooming every year.






Check your local Home Depot, Lowe’s, eBay or online Burpee Gardening for their selection of Bearded Irises! For more on transplanting, watch our How to Transplant playlist on YouTube! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!


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