Top Questions About Dutch Irises

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Questions About Dutch Irises

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 14, 2011

Q. Dutch Iris Bulbs

Do I have to dig them up every year or will they just come back on their own? I know that occasionally I will have to separate them.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 15, 2011
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Dutch iris will come back on their own every year without extra care from you.

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Asked by
marbil13 on
June 13, 2015

Q. Dutch Iris

As a child, I called small, very dark blue iris Dutch Iris. You don’t have that name listed. Is there another name I might try? Thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 14, 2015
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 30, 2017

Q. Dutch Iris

I have what I think is Dutch Iris which was given to me by a friend. I have had them for about four years or more and only about two to three bloom. What can I do to make them bloom. Thanks

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 30, 2017
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Dutch Iris can be fickle. They are picky about soil, moisture, temperature and sunlight.

They require a 6 to 9 week cooling period to bloom well.

They also may need to be divided and given a bit more room.

Depending on the variety that you are growing, they may not be as well suited to your growing zone as some others.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/iris/planting-dutch-english-and-spanish-irises.htm

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Asked by
SandraMatthes on
September 11, 2017

Q. dutch iris

Is it good to cut them back before frost?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 12, 2017
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It is good to cut the stalks, and the dead growth. It is not necessary to cut the leaves. It will not hurt them, but you should leave them as they will need these to keep roots growing. Here is more information that will help: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/flowers/hgic1167.html

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