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How can I tell if my iris rhizomes are still fertile

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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#1 Comment By shelley On 05/09/2015 @ 10:19 pm

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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