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Growing Irises

Please note:  Irises are not shipped in the Spring because they are still growing.  Most of the iris plant's above ground development occurs during early spring until the bloom is complete.  The iris plant's underground development begins immediately after the bloom is complete and for the eight weeks following bloom completion.  This is the period when the iris rhizome increases its food supply for the next spring growth, increases buds that form into the new rhizomes, and sets buds for the new bloom stalk.  When this period ends, the rhizome is matured, and it enters a period of semidormancy until early fall rains encourage the second cycle of root growth.   For this reason, irises will begin shipping in July, NO EXCEPTIONS.  Read all about it in our blog.  

 

OUR CUSTOMERS ARE HAPPIER WHEN RECEIVING JULY SHIPPED MATURE RHIZOMES.  CLICK THE LINK AND READ WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY. 

 

 

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*(This box is packed in layers; there are irises packed beneath the three that are showing in this large United States Priority Mail box.)

 

An iris order ready for United States Priority Mail shipment.  Each July

shipment includes:  labeled irises, premeasured All Natural Organic Bone Meal  to feed your iris until fall fertilization, growing directions, and bonus iris! Our fresh, healthy bearded iris plants are dug just before shipping to your garden.

 

(Please note that the size of iris rhizomes will vary to some degree.  The size of the iris rhizome is determined by genetics.  Just because one iris variety will make huge rhizomes, does not mean that all iris rhizomes will make huge rhizomes.  And, the larger rhizome is not any better than a smaller rhizome.  The health of the rhizome is the most important factor.)