15 Review (s)

  1. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Some of my irises got sick after winter - the rhizomes darkened in several places, somewhere the leaves rotted. I think that the reason is in clay soil. How to help plants?
    Olga Grach

    • OOO "Sad"

      - The most common disease that manifests itself in the spring is wet rot. Rhizomes at the base of the leaves soften, turning into a mushy mass. Plants on heavy soil are especially affected, so it is important to arrange drainage or water drainage, carefully prepare the soil for planting (make sand). Dig up heavily damaged irises, cut out rotten areas to a healthy tissue, process in a 0,1% solution of potassium permanganate or the drug "Maxim" (according to instructions).
      Sprinkle wounds with activated charcoal, soak in the sun for at least an hour and plant the “sufferers”, they take root well and soon start to grow. As an option, cut out the rot without digging the rhizomes and also process the slices. In spring, another iris disease, heterosporiasis, can be prevented. This is when spots first appear on the leaves, yellowish and then gray-brown with yellow bordering, which then merge, and the plant dies over time. Since fungal spores winter on plant debris, they now need to be collected and burned. Dig the earth around and sprinkle irises with a 0,4% suspension of colloidal sulfur and Bordeaux liquid (according to instructions).

      Alla CHERNOGUZ, breeder of irises

  2. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Bearded irises are the noble and favorite flowers of gardeners. But they are rather whimsical, and for good flowering varietal plants need to be divided and planted every 3-4 year.

    The best period for dividing the irises comes in 2-4 weeks after the blossoming. The place for them is chosen well-lit by the sun in the morning. Soil is needed permeable, because on a too wet ground bearded irises are ill, blooming badly or not at all. When preparing the soil, we introduce 4-5 kg of overripe manure, 100 g of complex mineral fertilizer and at least half a glass of ash per 1 m2. The soil for irises should be neutral reaction, and ash contributes to this.

    It is equally important to prepare for planting and irises themselves. At the dug out bush we delete the exhausted central parts of a rhizome, and also all softened and sick places. For planting, cut off the end sections of the rhizome, consisting of 1-2 links and ending with a fan of leaves. We cut the rhizome with a knife perpendicularly so that the diameter of the cut is the smallest. Leaves shorten to an altitude of 15 20 cm, making a cut obliquely, and cut the roots to a length of about 10 cm. After this, the delineation is first disinfected in the fungicide solution to prevent rot, and then well dried in the sun during the day. We place the delenki shallowly so that the upper part of the rhizome is slightly exposed. The rhizome in the earth is located horizontally, and the roots are gently straightened on two sides, making for them deeper holes. Densely compress the soil with your hands, water and mulch.

    We plant irises in groups of 3 4 plants, cut to the center, at a distance of 10-15 cm or rows, orienting the slices in one direction. Divided irises usually bloom for the next year.

  3. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    What if the planting material of irises comes only in October?

  4. Olga Krasnova

    Bearded irises bloomed scantily, very small flowers. I was told that the reason for lack of watering and feeding. But they are also drought-resistant plants, and they are not recommended for feeding. Is it possible to improve the situation?

    • OOO "Sad"

      Bearded iris, indeed, the plant is drought-resistant, but in periods of active growth, budding and flowering it must still be abundantly watered. Although we must not forget that excessive stagnant moisture has a disastrous effect on planting. Water better in the evening hours, avoiding water falling on buds and flowers.
      After the dried crust is formed, the soil is gently loosened, trying not to disturb the surface root system of the irises. Watering is well combined with fertilization. It is inadmissible to overfeed with nitrogen, and they need phosphorus, potassium and microfertilizers. By autumn, watering is reduced for the successful preparation of irises for wintering.

  5. E. Ivanischeva Palekh

    When is it better to plant bearded irises?

    • Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

      Specialists recommend doing this three weeks after flowering, and this is the middle - the second half of July. Old, overgrown, with interwoven rhizomes (horizontal kolbasobrazny part), the bushes are dug out with a pitchfork, not afraid to lose their roots. But at the same time they try not to break fragile rhizomes too rough. The second part of the meaning of the word "when" means how often. On average, it’s five years, but a lot depends on the speed of the variety. New and pretentious sometimes grow tight, and you have to share them less often.
      Old bushes to divide is fine, leaving no more 3 fans in de-lenke and a piece of rhizome up to 10 cm. The old roots are shortened by the width of the palm, they have lost their suction function and will now work only as an anchor. But after planting, new ones will begin to grow almost immediately. Cut the rhizome rubbed with crushed charcoal or cover with greenery. The fan of the leaves is cut off, leaving the bottom third. If it's important not to go for a variety, then you can sign the name directly on the leaves. For landing, select fans larger: small one-, two-, and even three-leaved fans makes sense to leave, only if the variety is rare or new, since before flowering they will have to bring several years.

  6. Daria

    Japanese irises, which grow in my garden for 4 year, looked very drooping this summer. I divided and dropped one of them into a container, and the rest remain in the open during the winter. How to help them survive the winter?

  7. Guest

    Irises have a feature: through 3-4 from the end of July to autumn their bushes have to be divided.
    Prepare the soil for planting irises in advance, about a month before planting the plants. First you need to carefully remove all the weeds that not only take away all the valuable substances, but can lead to rotting rhizomes of irises. Then enrich the soil: make a bed of 1 bucket well reburned humus, sprinkle 1-2 a glass of wood ash, 0,5 glass superphosphate, 1 bucket of sand. Carefully dig a pitchfork and water it. Then tightly cover the ground with film, so that there is no air, and leave until planting, not allowing the drying of the soil.
    Dug a plant to shake off the ground and divide a large rhizome into planting plants. They can consist of one- or two-year links with roots and a fan of leaves.
    All slices and places of faults powdered with wood ash for
    disinfection, crop the fan of leaves (at 10-15 cm) and all old roots (at 10 cm). Irish divisors can be disinfected (for example, in a strong solution of potassium permanganate) for disease prevention and must be dried in the sun 5-7 days.
    When planting a thick rhizome does not need to be buried, it must remain on the surface of the earth. To do this, use a shovel to make grooves in the soil from one side of the rhizome, place the roots of the iris in the excavated fossa and fill them with earth, leaving the top part of the rhizome flush with the soil surface.
    In late September, the leaves of the irises should be cut (up to 10-15 cm), best in the form of a "house".
    Later in the autumn, when a stable temperature is established (below 5 °), irises can be slightly bogged down with earth, peat or humus. In our Siberian conditions, I still sprinkle them with sawdust (I remove sawdust in spring) and leaves.

  8. Svetlana

    This can be done throughout the growing season, although the most favorable periods are April - early May and late August - November. Directly in the ground, large, well-developed rhizomes should be separated with a knife and removed from the soil. Then you need to trim the leaves with scissors, leaving the stems 10-20 cm long, wash the root system off the ground and shorten it to 5-10 cm. When planting, the rhizome is slightly deepened, given that over time it will come out, as required, to the surface.

  9. a guest

    When and how can you divide marsh irises?

  10. a guest

    This sometimes happens with all kinds of irises - for obvious reasons iris does not grow. But all the same it is necessary to understand: why he does not want to grow? Maybe you sold the native plant, and earlier it grew in absolutely different conditions, radically different from the current ones. Perhaps, iris is ill with a viral disease, although this happens very rarely.
    Try to update the bush. Cut the leaves to 10-15 cm and shorten the roots. Stimulate the plant with zircon, epine or root, and when new leaves start to grow, feed it with any "autumn fertilizer", and you will succeed. Since the end of the season, it is better to do it in spring and summer, but autumn fertilizer complexes are relevant at any time, and do not need to be replaced with nitrogen containing fertilizers. The fact is that in these preparations a very good set of NPK (5-15-30), which is optimal for irises. I spend such fertilizing three to five times a season, starting in the spring (but you can also use complex floral fertilizers in the spring). And now you can feed the iris where it grows.

  11. a guest

    Five years ago, planted iris smooth, but it does not grow, and does not die. I tried to transplant it, change the soil, feed it, but there are no visible changes. He has enough moisture and sun. Nearby grow Siberian irises, develop well and blossom.

  12. a guest

    Irises are one of my favorites.
    The area where irises grow should be protected from winds, otherwise during flowering high flowers can break and fall. Water should be moderate, from excessive moisture the roots of irises rot. After watering, I loosen the soil in the middle of the rows.
    When I plant irises, I deepen large plants by 8-10 cm, and small ones by 5-8 cm. In this case, I shorten the root system by half, and the leaves by a third of the length. And so what handsome men can grow!


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