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Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
I have been given 3 iris', I know they have flowered already.  What do I do with them now?  I think I remember reading that the corm is kept at ground level?  Do they need moist ground?

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,235
    Assuming these are bearded iris they like to have their corms baked in the sun to ripen it to produce next year's flowers.   You need to trim the foliage down by half to reduce wind resistance so their roots can get a hold in the soil.   There's some good info here - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=835

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    Thank you Obelixx
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,390
    Nice free draining, lighter soil for them Mary  :)
    Make sure it is a bearded one though - some of them do need moist soil - like the sibiricas and flag irises. Do you have a photo of it when it was flowering by any chance?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    Fairygirl. .......no I don't have a picture of them flowering. .....I get the excess from my mother's garden.......often mysterious and always unlabelled ........but that's OK 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,390
    Mary - I'm sure if you ask her where it was growing, or she can show you the others she has,  you'll be able to work it out!  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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