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Q.Siberians Divided, Relocated – Small Blossoms

Zone Zone 5 (in the mountains - day length of Zone 6 or 7) | Susan Preston added on May 9, 2021 | Answered

Will the divided, relocated Siberian types’ blossoms return to their original larger size? Photos are of relocated irises. In the original, 12+ years old, large clumps the flowers were abundant and 50% larger to twice as large.

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Answered on May 10, 2021

They will recover, but may take two or three years. An iris clump left for that long will have suffered quite a bit of stress, as they should be divided periodically to avoid overcrowding. When you do go to divide such a mass, it will take a toll on them for a little bit.

Rest assured, with proper care your flowers will be back to beautiful in the next couple of years. Dividing them every 3 to 5 years or less will keep them healthy.

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