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

is NOT very sunny. Can I do the transplant now or is it better to do it another time?
have some irises that hardly bloom anymore i want to move them to a place that will, flowers, gardening
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  • Ellen H 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 Jeanette S on Oct 27, 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 Louise on Oct 27, 2012
    Yes, I've had them many years. Hopefully, by moving and separating, spring will show some nice blooms.

  • Douglas Hunt 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 Jaye L on Jan 03, 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!