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Q.How can I tell if my iris rhizomes are still fertile

Zone Montana 4 | Tammy25 added on May 9, 2015 | Answered

How can I tell if my iris rhizomes are still fertile after storing in my basement over the winter? A friend gave me some iris late last fall and I forgot to plant them. So I kept them in the basement and dry. Is there a way to tell or test if they will grow?

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Answered on May 9, 2015

One way to tell if your rhizomes might still viable is to give them the squeeze test. If they are firm, there's a good chance they are, but no guarantee. Plant them in well-draining soil, water generously and cross your fingers. Hopefully you'll see sprouts within a few weeks. Good luck.

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