Irises are great flowers if it comes to fast-growing for your flower bed. Irises are hardy plants that the way of reproduce is by creating new rhizomes which are similar to sweet potatoes. These new rhizomes can be clearly seen above the level of the soil as they are overcrowded. The best part is the fact that irises are easy to be transplanted and they will only ask you for minimum little care. So, let’s get your transplanting irises project begun. Buckle up folks, and let’s rock.
Firstly, get irises’ clump dup up using a spade (you can also use the garden fork for this). Maybe you will feel worried about cutting the rhizomes, but don’t think about that because it is something that we can avoid when doing this kind of thing. And ten rhizomes will re-grow after that by the way. Then after that, get the roots cleaned from soil. This can be done by quickly washing it with sprayer from the house. The area which is cleaned is the place where you will get them cut apart in order to get the plants separated. Then, after that step, get a clean cut made between the rhizomes and this can be done using a sharp knife.
Then get the rhizomes inspected whether there is any sign of disease or not. If there is any discolored/ mushy rhizome, then get it removed. We can call it as the other rhizome and this rhizome will not be able to bloom again and this is their last job in producing the rhizomes. Ok, after done with that step above, get the Iris rhizomes spread out in a dry shady area for about 48 hours or more. This is aimed for allowing the cuts to heal themselves before getting planted. Then, after that you can get them planted.
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