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irises going brown and curly

our irises flowered and were stunning, but the petals almost immediately started going brown and curling up at the tips.

any ideas?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,852

    Have you had the strong sunshine that everyone but those of us who live in Norfolk have had?  Many flowers are late this year, and now the sunshine is here it's a bit too much for some of them - they'll be better in a normal year - whatever that is image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • jackthecatjackthecat Posts: 29


    yes it was lovely last week. gutted! so I can either have sun or irises!

    weirdly, I have just noticed today that it's only the second flower (to come out) on each stem which is affected. 

  • jackthecatjackthecat Posts: 29


    Hemerocallis flowed on Sunday and lasted about 36 hours before turning into a crinkled brown mess! Sunday was VERY hot and our garden in a sun trap... but 36 hours!

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,297

    Hmerocallis are also called Day Lilies as the individual flowers normally only last a day.

  • jackthecatjackthecat Posts: 29

    we did wonder whether that was why, and assumed it couldnt possibly be!


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