Irises need dividing

Monique Reed monique at
Tue Jun 6 12:13:54 EST 2000

The fungicide is just to prevent fungus infection on the rhizomes if
you cut them into pieces when you divide them (as is usual).  The cut
surfaces are very prone to rot.  If your foliage is lush, are your
plants perhaps wanting more phosphorus and potassium and less


Renee Brussaard wrote:
> Can someone tell me when it is best to divide irises? I have some in my
> garden which aren't blooming. It looks as though they have been in the same
> spot since they were planted.  I've heard that they should be moved every
> few years.  Is it okay to divide and move them now?

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