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Iris flowering - is this a problem

Just noticed that an iris I planted last summer has started flowering. At the start of February! There's very little foliage to support the growth. Will this weaken the plant at all? What (if anything) should I do?




  • That's gorgeous.

    The bulb iris' are spring flowering and often appear with the snowdrops.  Some of mine are flowering too.  Don't worry about the foliage - it will follow and that plant looks healthy enough to me.  The only problem is later on in the year when you forget where you planted them and dig them up by mistake.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,148

    Which one is that?

    It looks a bit solid for one of the reticulatas 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I've had several clumps of Dwarf Iris flowering in a sheltered, shady border for about two weeks now. I doubt whether they'll 'recur' later in the spring, so I'll just enjoy them as they are brightening up an otherwise dull area right now! * It's raining heavily today, pic may follow - when it improves.....??

  • I've seen several clumps of dwarf iris flowering in city gardens and on sheltered verges - they're quite early most years , just even more so this year. image

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

  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347
    Flowering in my garden too. I would not expect to see them much before the end of the month here in Edinburgh. Enjoy them.
  • Same here - those show-off purple/blue little reticulas generally flower at the same time as snowdrops, I find.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • A good place to see them en masse, if you are near enough, is in the winter garden walk at Anglesey Abbey.  Not sure when their snowdrop weeks are, but the iris arwe usually abundant at the same time.

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  • I found some dutch iris bulbs yesterday, is it too late to plant them? image
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