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Iris bulb planting shallow or buried please



Bulbs deep, Rhizomes surface. Which ones do you have?

10 Jun, 2021


Dutch Iris and Iris reticulata have true bulbs--they look vaguely like shallots--and should be buried 2-3 times their diameter deep.
Bearded Iris and Louisiana Iris have rhizomes--they look vaguely like ginger root--which should be just showing above ground when planted.
Spuria Iris also have rhizomes, but should be planted 3-5 cm deep.
Siberian Iris rhizomes need to be planted 7-10 cm deep.

10 Jun, 2021

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