iris plants is very easy to do, and can be a rewarding experience.
When an iris is purchased, it will be either in bulb or rhizome
form. If the iris is in bulb form, planting it is just like
planting any other bulb plant. Planting iris bulbs should be
done at a depth of about three inches, making sure that the
bulb is facing the correct way up. This should take place in
the fall, as the plant will then become dormant for the winter
and then grow in the coming spring.
iris that are in rhizome form requires a little bit more effort.
The rhizome should be planted at or near the surface of the
soil, while the roots shooting off should be planted down
much further. The best way to do this is to dig a trench and
have a mound running down the center. Place the rhizome on
the mound, and spread the roots down the sides. When planting
iris in bulk, it is important to ensure that all the rhizomes
are facing the same direction. This will prevent crowding
in early years.
planting iris in either bulb or rhizome form, the plants should
be watered. The soil must be well draining, as the bulb and
rhizome are both very susceptible to rot. The plants should
also be in an area of full direct sunlight. If some shade
is provided, the blooms will not be as large or last as long
of a time. There are, however, some colors of bloom that will
hold much better when given partial shade from the hotter