Iris Plants
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What Are Alternative Times to Divide Iris?

Zone 5 | marilyn marks added on December 11, 2011 | Answered

We have severely overgrown/crowded iris and they were not divided this late summer/fall. Is it possible to divide them early spring? How much will this affect blooming in the current year? Will they recover from early transplant and bloom well the following year, etc. ?

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Nikki
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Answered on December 12, 2011

This is really dependent on where you live. In a warmer climate, those with mild winters, they are normally transplanted in fall. However, it's generally better to wait until spring in most areas, so yours should do fine. For more information on transplanting/dividing, these article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/iris/dividing-transplanting-iris.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/iris/divide-bearded-irises.htm

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