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Irises: Soil for Iris

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Westminster, SC
(Zone 7b)

July 8, 2012
3:56 PM

Post #9198097

Hi There,
My name is Lee. I was wondering if there was anyone that could give me a soil recipie for TB Iris. Also, how long should I water after planting,and what kind of fertylizer to use
Thanks in advance for you response.


South Hamilton, MA

July 12, 2012
2:19 AM

Post #9202359

I don't know a recipie as such. TBs do like a good loam. low nitrogen fertilizer is best: we use 5 10 10 as high nitrogen turns everything to leaves. We also store the leaves from the fall drop as it makes good compost. Water the plants when planted, otherwise natural rain is bes. Don't let the soil get too wet during the summer as rot will result. The irises are rhizomes, a food storage stem. Do not plant too deep or the won't bloom. is the site of the American iris society. Check the iris links for your region in SC to find people who can give better directions for your area.
Westminster, SC
(Zone 7b)

July 12, 2012
2:03 PM

Post #9202965

Thank You

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