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VishuVishu Posts: 191

My iris leaves are turning yellow. The leaves that are green are looking wierd and crumpled. The small, new plants growing have the tips of their leaves turning yellow.

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What's wrong with my iris? 

No idea about the variety

Got a single plant (single set of leaves growing from a piece of rhizome) last year in March as a gift. This clump came from that.

It is in a 9inch In diameter terracotta pot.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349

    They need repotting Vishu. 

    If you lift and divide them, you can then repot the pieces.  Make sure each bit has a decent bit of root and rhizome to go with the foliage, and pot up at the same level they've been at  image

    Iris eventually get congested and tend to spread outwards, making the old, inner pieces less productive too. When they get like that, you divide the newer, outer pieces and replant, and discard the inner sections. If left to their own devices, you end up with a ring of productive plant, and a dead, empty centre, so it pays to divide them when they start to get that way - if you remember!

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465

    Have a look at Sisyrinchiums and see if there are any that look like yours. But you'll probably have to wait until you get blooms to know what you have. 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,391

    I think they're irises, I can see the rhizomes. Sisyrinchiums don't have those. 

    Starvation image

    Split and repot as Fairy says if you can't get them in the ground. Probably better split even if you put them in the ground

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465

    You'll be right then Nut - I'm on my phone and can't see rhizomes. 

    Forget sisyrinchiums then

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  • VishuVishu Posts: 191

    Thanks for the replys, everyone, But I planted this 10 months ago. I planted a single piece in this and now I have this many. 

    Will it flower in this condition? The blooming time is supposed to be in feb-march in my area.

    Will it bloom this year if I repot? 

    Last edited: 08 January 2017 11:27:57

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,553

    Have a look here Vishu to get an idea of what you need to do.
    http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-divide-iris-rhizomes/

    Your iris have certainly done well in that pot but are now very overcrowded.

    I don't know if it will flower, but it needs splitting and re-potting.
    In the UK we usually do this 6-8 weeks after flowering to give the iris time to recover and grow before it gets ready to flower again

    Also, the rhizome should be on the surface of the compost with the roots in the compost as the  rhizomes need the sun

    Last edited: 08 January 2017 11:41:13

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,349

    Usually over here, they don't flower the year after splitting Vishu, but your conditions might be so suited to them that they might flower for you  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • VishuVishu Posts: 191

    So will they flower if I don't repot? I really don't wanna wait another year to see my first ever iris bloomimage

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,553

    I guess if iris would flower in February in India, you could wait another month and if there is no flower spike appearing you'll have to accept that it wont flower this year.

    On the plus side, once you've divided your plant, next year you should have masses of iris flowers.

    I bought 3 iris plants 4 years ago  - I now have about 40!

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • VishuVishu Posts: 191

    Thanks everyone for your valuable adviceimage

    I dug a bit of soil on top and it was full of roots so it definitely needs to be repotted

    Pete8 I am gonna wait till March end(just in case) and then repot. Should I just repot or should I divide the clump as well?

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