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Old 10-22-2012, 10:49 PM
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Is it to late to plant irises in TX?


I need an iris expert to help me. Is it to late to plant irises in TX? I'm trying to relocate some irises into their new beds. I was wondering if I can still plant now or do I need to wait until next season?
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:05 AM
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Plant them. As long as the ground is not frozen they will do just fine. Actually about the only time I would not plant them is in the high heat of summer. Now that the temps will be staying cooler they will do great.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:13 AM
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Thx fearadyn!


I thought they would probably be ok. However, saw some iris people post on a FB iris page that the roots needed to be well established in their new beds before the winter. That's why I was asking because in TX, we could have freezing temps tom. It's unpredictable!
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:00 AM
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You are in zone 8, you've got another month or two before the temps stay down in the freeze range. As long as the soil stays soft enough for the roots to begin growing it's fine. A frost here and there just slows down their growth.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:38 AM
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I agreee with fearadyn, they should be fine so long as the ground isn't frozen.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:28 PM
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Thx guys!


Thank you so much fearadyn for explaining that. I've been growing irises for over 20 yrs. I always had the heirloom ones, so they were really hardy. Now, buying the new ones & don't want to loose them. Realizing through GW & FB iris page that I am now learning alot about them that I didn't know before. I'm having to relocate alot that were planted on my land which the drought was really playing havoc with. It is a slow process for me. I have them in small pots for now, but want to put them in permanent beds before they really start growing! Glad to know I have some more time!
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:31 PM
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Thx


Thx Cicindy9 for weighing in on the matter too!
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:31 AM
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Just wondering what zone those that pored that on fb are in. It the perfect time here to transplant irises. We transplanted them as last as the first of December and they have done just fine. Y'all have a great day.
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