Iris Plants

Transplanting Irises

Zone 01860 | Diane Sweeney added on April 11, 2016 | Answered

We have to move irises by the beginning of May to make room for a vegetable garden. Everything I read says they must be transplanted between July and September. Will I lose them all if I do not in May? Is there anything I can do to save even some of them?

    A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
    Answered on April 12, 2016

    The ideal time for dividing, lifting or transplanting is after they are done blooming, usually in the summer.
    It isn't always feasible to time things to the ideal moment, and in the case of Iris, they are quite hardy and you can certainly go ahead and move then now.
    You may have a few less flowers this year, but they will recover quite quickly.

    I myself will be moving an entire planting as soon as the ground thaws, as I'm also making some garden changes.

    Was this answer useful?

    Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
    Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

    You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

    If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

    Looking for more?
    here are more questions about...
    Iris Plants
    Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

    Learn From
    Your Peers on
    Our Blog

    Visit Our Blog

    Do you know a lot about gardening?
    Become a GKH Gardening Expert

    Learn More