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kerankeran Posts: 40
My Irises are all in bud and are about to flower.  Quick question, should I cover them with frost being forecast for the next few nights? I was going to wrap something loosely around them and maybe cover the soil too.  Any advice? Thank you.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,245
    What type of Irises ?
    Although in all honesty, I don't think any of them need protection.
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  • kerankeran Posts: 40
    Ooh Im not sure which type, very tall and multiple very deep purple flowers.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,518
    I've got several clumps of tall bearded iris - they seem to be completely hardy.
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    I don't think you need to be concerned
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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,452
    Sounds like Iris sibirica but as Punkdoc says, don't fret, they're hardy.
  • kerankeran Posts: 40
    Many thanks for your speedy replies.  They are so beautiful and I really didn't want to loose them in the frost that is forecast for the next 3 nights  :)
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