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Q.Trying to keep mothers irises

Zone Columbia tn | Anonymous added on December 4, 2018 | Answered

My mother recently passed away. It is December in Tennessee. I wanted to shrare with family members for a memory. I dug up the bulbs. Now I would like to know. Do I put in an onion bag to dry out or do they need to plant to establish. I am not a gardener ….. need help.

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Answered on December 5, 2018

Yes... That is typically a good time. When the ground can be worked, then they can be planted. They are actually Pretty cold hardy, depending on the cultivar, but they will do best if wintered indoors until you can plant them. After that, they will survive, completely, on their own. In fact, you will find that over a year or two, you might need to "thin the herd" a little. They will multiply!

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