Iris bulbs

smallswansmallswan Posts: 84

I have dug up and divided a huge clump of iris bulbs which didn't flower this year.  I plan to replant them, but what do I do with the bulblets?  Will they develop into full sized bulbs?  If so, do I leave them attached to the 'parent' or separate them?  Thanks.


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Yes, the bulblets will develop into full-sized bulbs over time.

    It's really up to you how much time you want to invest in them; you can split them off and plant them into pots/trays, and nurse them for the next 3-4 years, or just leave them on the parent bulb and let them develop that way.

  • smallswansmallswan Posts: 84

    Thank you: I think I'll let their parents 'bring them up' ...

  • gardengirl6gardengirl6 Posts: 223

    Often wise to let Mother Nature take her course.

  • H7H7 Posts: 15

    ive got some  iris bulbs that have  flowered how far down the stem do i cut ,to put in a vase

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    You can cut as low as you like as long as you don't damage the leaves - they're the thing that the bulb needs to build up strength.

  • H7H7 Posts: 15



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