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janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

July 22, 2011
2:40 PM

Post #8709121

Me, kinda a do it yourselfer... thought I would divid the only iris I really had... well what a mistake that was...Did I kill it by the pics or do you think it can be saved and take a few years to grow and bloom again?

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janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

July 22, 2011
2:41 PM

Post #8709123

another view from my cell phone

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enidcandles
Enid, OK

July 22, 2011
3:54 PM

Post #8709266

That is no where near dead! Go ahead and plant it or trade it away, you did fine!!
janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

July 22, 2011
4:32 PM

Post #8709326

WOW, you think those are tradeable!!!!! I'll have to get it ID first...

Hmmmm, I'd trade those for a new Iris!! YEAH!

JMR
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 22, 2011
4:50 PM

Post #8709358

JMR,

You didn't killl the iris. Those are some nice divisions. But, it's the wrong time of year to divide them, because you will have to keep them moist until the rains start in the fall. Best time to divide is about the end of August, early September here, or early spring. .

And get those babies in a bucket of water until you can plant them. Water up to the green part, and change it every two days or so or it will get stinky.
enidcandles
Enid, OK

July 22, 2011
5:21 PM

Post #8709431

Wow Polly, you can keep them in water that long? I always just plant (no matter the time of year) and water every couple of days until they start showing signs of growth! I am glad you showed up here, I would have given poor JMR here bad advice.

A word of caution JMR, I don't know much! Polly is a pro...do what she says and you can't go wrong.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 22, 2011
5:29 PM

Post #8709452

enidcandles, you do know they are Louisiana irises, right? LOL. You advice would have been perfect if they were bearded. From the picture they're LA Black Gamecock.
enidcandles
Enid, OK

July 22, 2011
5:39 PM

Post #8709463

Nope, didn't know that! LOL - you can't trust me...I told you I don't know much!!
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 22, 2011
6:51 PM

Post #8709596

You know way more about bearded than I do. Beardless is my forte. Together we can give good info, I think.
enidcandles
Enid, OK

July 22, 2011
7:53 PM

Post #8709778

Well, we will either help or scare them off! LOL
janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

July 23, 2011
10:15 AM

Post #8710728

I dont think I would ever trade them for the fear I did something wrong and they would not bloom...lol

jmr
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 23, 2011
12:33 PM

Post #8710911

No, seriously, those look like very good divisions. I would plant them now, keep them nice and damp for the rest of the year, and then trade them in the fall or spring. They are Louisiana Iris Black Gamecock.

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