Iris Plants
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What can I do with iris bulbs in the spring?

Zone south central PA | reinalda added on April 19, 2015 | Answered

My irises are way over due to be transplanted and pulled apart but it's spring and I know this is supposed to be done in the summer. They're so clumped together I doubt they'll bloom this year.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 19, 2015

I am in a similar situation! Winter came early last year and I was not able to divide my iris. Warm weather over the last month have sent my iris 6 to 8 inches out of the ground. I am going to dig mine up and make the divisions now instead of waiting until they are done blooming.
I would rather make the planting moves now and lose the few blossoms then wait. The most recommended time to divide is after blooming.

Here is a link to properly dividing your plants. Iris are a forgiving plant.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/iris/dividing-transplanting-iris.htm

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