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I found some beautiful irises for sale locally and decided to plant them about a month ago. We've had a lot of rain so they're doing okay in the sunny spot I placed them. Some of the leaves are half brown, half green. I did a little cleaning up this morning to remove the dead leaves and even done healthy looking leaves pulled up... Like they were too wet. Just looking for advice on irises... What is the likelihood they will make it through the scorching August heat in Georgia? If they dieback will they return in the spring? 


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    Do you have a label for the Iris plant? Some Iris plants need to be planted quite proud and don't like excess wet in the base area. Due to the different types of Iris plants, your planting position may not be ideal. Having said that, a bit of dying back is not unusual. 

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,121

    As Borderline states , different types of Iris include dwarf alpine , rhizomatous 'bearded' , bulbous 'Dutch' and several species of aquatic often used as pond marginals . In the absence of a label it is difficult to advise image .

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,121

    In total agreement with Mike here image

  • The label states it is an Indian Chief, Lirio Indian Chief iris. We have used straw in the bed. They are all making it. Thank you all.

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