Can I transplant irises this time of year?

I want to dig up some irises to transplant that are about to bloom. Is it to late in the season?

  7 answers
  • Gk Gk on May 17, 2018
    You should wait until late summer or early fall to transplant iris.

  • Amanda Amanda on May 17, 2018
    HI Rick. I am in WI and brought Irises that I dug up in AR. They were in bloom. I planted them and they did just fine. The first full year they didn't bloom but after that they did great!

  • DeAnna DeAnna on May 17, 2018
    I have dug up, divided and moved my irises at all different times of the year and havent had any issues with them. I just moved and divided a bed of irises that had flower buds on them. And the buds are still intact and opening up as normal. Just dont separate them as much when dividing to keep from disturbing the roots/rhisomes/bulbs depending on the type you have. Good luck

  • Rick Calvary Rick Calvary on May 17, 2018
    thank you all

  • Pat Pat on May 17, 2018
    I have wondered the same thing but then thought...when you buy iris at a greenhouse, they are either in bloom or about to bloom. So I just transplanted a clump this week..look a little sickly but perk up more every day..just keep them watered.

  • 27524803 27524803 on May 17, 2018
    Iris are very hardy... in almost every place but here in AZ it is still cool enough to move them... just don't divide them too aggressively until fall.