Asked on Oct 27, 2012

Have some irises that hardly bloom anymore. I want to move them to a place that will be a little sunnier, altho my yard

Jaye LDouglas HuntLouise


is NOT very sunny. Can I do the transplant now or is it better to do it another time?
5 answers
  • Ellen H
    on Oct 27, 2012

    For us in the southeast, now is a good time. The iris can possibly be re-established by spring and have a chance to bloom. They can also be moved in the spring after blooming.

  • Jeanette S
    on Oct 28, 2012

    I used to grow iris, but have gotten away from them. They will grow almost anywhere and bloom really good. I have always heard they need to be separated occasionally as they get choked out and the rizzone (sp) has to be out of the ground. If you have had them a long time, this is probably your problem.

  • Louise
    on Oct 28, 2012

    Yes, I've had them many years. Hopefully, by moving and separating, spring will show some nice blooms.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Oct 29, 2012

    Ellen is right, this is a very god time to move your irises. Put them where they get as much light as possible, and make sure not to plant the rhizomes too deeply.

  • Jaye L
    on Jan 3, 2013

    Transplanting them now is good. However, whenever I've transplanted some irises, I didn't get a bloom until the next year so keep that in mind. Don't give up on them if you don't seem them blooming right away!

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