How to Grow Iris Bulbs in a Container?

Answer Irises (Iridaceae) are among the oldest known perennials and have been around for more than 4,000 years. In ancient Egypt the iris flower was their symbol of majesty and power. In Greek mythology, ... Read More »

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How to Grow Dutch Iris Blue Bulbs?

The Dutch iris is a perennial flower that blooms on long, straight stalks. The flower comes in a number of colors, including shades of blue. Like most perennial flowers, the blue Dutch iris thrives... Read More »

How do I thin iris bulbs?

LiftThin or divide irises with rhizomes from late July through September. A rhizome is a long tuber-like structure that the iris grows from. Divide bulb-type irises in October. Divide irises every ... Read More »

How to Dry & Store Iris Bulbs?

Irises are cold, hardy flowering plants. Their bulbs, technically known as rhizomes, can be dug and stored if needed for transplanting or to take them with you on a move. Though they rarely if eve... Read More »

How do I transplant iris bulbs?

PreparationDig the soil in a sunny site with good drainage. Add 2 to 4 inches of compost or manure and mix into the soil to the depth of 12 inches. Dividing and transplanting iris bulbs is done in ... Read More »