Moving Dutch Iris

Jackson, MO(Zone 6b)

My husband ran over the Dutch Iris with the rear tire of a riding lawn mower. They were on the edge of the garden. The leaves are anywhere from one inch to three inches tall. He really damaged them. I am moving these DI as I am not offering them up for slaughter again next year. Is it okay to move them now?

Sacramento, CA(Zone 9a)

As long as you are able to move most of the roots with it, I don't see why you can't move them now. They may undergo a little shock, but will hopefully recover. I have often accidentally dug up small plants due to over-vigorous weeding, and replaced them, and they do OK.

Good Luck!

Jackson, MO(Zone 6b)

Thanks, I am just a little concerned. The leaves are only about 1 to 2 inches. The bulbs aren't going to get much nourishment from the leaves this year. Do you think I should give them some bone meal?

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