Bearded Iris Rhizomes
I recently dug up tons of bearded iris rhizomes. I've given away a lot but still have hundreds left. I'd like to store them over the winter and figure out what to do with them next year. I have 2 questions. #1- I've read a lot on-line about storing them but haven't found any mention of the roots. Some of mine have massive amounts of roots, some a foot long. Should I trim them back? And #2, I don't have a "cool" place in my house to store them. Is it OK to store them at about 60-65 degrees?
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Leave the roots intact for now. Trimming them before storage may stress them rhizomes and cause them to die while being stored.
60-65F should be fine to store them.