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Re: Planting Bearded Iris (bare root) in pots for winter??

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Posted by Newt on December 02, 2002 at 05:38:45:

In Reply to: Planting Bearded Iris (bare root) in pots for winter?? posted by Amy McBride on December 01, 2002 at 08:22:02:

: I was delivered new bearded iris, bare root, to replace ones that were basically rotted when they first arrived. Any ideas now on how I should pot them up for the winter, and where to store them? It is too late to plant out in the yard with frozen ground and snow cover. I had hoped to have blooms in the spring,and don't believe this is now going to be possible. But, planting mixture for potting them up and any other advice for keeping them alive through the winter would be appreciated! thx..


Hi Amy,

If the ground is already frozen, it's too late to plant them. You can store them for the winter in an unheated garage or shed. Here's a conversation that should be helpful. Actually, the entire forum is devoted to iris. Didn't the folks who sent them tell you how to store? You might want to contact them as well.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/iris/msg11112800423.html?3

Good luck,
Newt

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