How To Plant Iris Bulbs

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How To Plant Iris Bulbs. Iris bulbs wont last a very long time in storage so you should consider options for transplanting or forcing indoor growth for the bulbs after 3-4 weeks of storage. About four to six weeks after they flower divide by digging up the whole clump and remove the mother plant.

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4 Plant in slightly acidic soil with good drainage. Plant iris rhizomes so the root end is on the bottom covering with soil until just the top is exposed. Place the rhizome on a ridge of soil placing the roots in the soil but the rhizome just above soil level.

If you do it it will help you to make sure that the bulbs stay erect.

Usually the rule of thumb when planting bulbs is that bulbs need at least 2 times their height of soil above them. Plant bulbs 1 to 2 feet apart in shallow holes allowing rhizomes to settle above the soil as their leafy ends point downward. Place the rhizome on a ridge of soil placing the roots in the soil but the rhizome just above soil level. Usually the rule of thumb when planting bulbs is that bulbs need at least 2 times their height of soil above them.