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Implement Bartiris correctly


If the bearded iris refuses to flower after the transfer, then you have certainly not noticed something crucial. We are talking about the time.

Always implement bearded iris in summer

Every now and then it happens that the garden needs a redesign. Be it because the gardener wants to try something different, or because the plants have become too large and lush and take away the habitat from other plants. Then it is time to implement these plants. In our special case, we want to implement the bearded iris. But be careful: you have to pay attention to something very important. Otherwise, the bearded iris may refuse to bloom after the implementation.

Important: implement Bartiris at the right time

If the bearded iris does not want to bloom after the transfer, it is usually because you have chosen the wrong time. Many hobby gardeners assume that all plants can be moved in the spring and that they grow well throughout the year. This is not the case with the bearded iris. Spring is exactly the wrong time here. The right one is in the middle of summer, right after flowering. So speak in July or August. Then the plant will rest and you can implement it without any problems. And so it will bloom again next year.

However, it is also important that you implement the bearded iris correctly. You have to make sure that you don't damage the rhizomes and only cover them with a little soil. The situation is different, however, if you divide the bearded iris and then replant it. Then you have to pay a lot more attention.

Divide the bearded iris and replant it

Every year, young side rhizomes grow out of the rootstock of the bearded iris, from which new flower styles emerge. The original plant, however, does not sprout over the years. The result: in the middle of the new, young rhizomes, a gap appears over time. And that in turn does not look very nice. Accordingly, it is advisable to share the bearded iris about every four to five years. The best time to do this is late summer, when the heat is over.

Here's how to do it right:

1 Carefully lift the bearded iris out of the ground with your hands or a digging fork.

2 Then divide the rhizome into pieces about 10 centimeters long. Each individual piece must have a well-trained leaf crest. Shorten this again to about 10 centimeters.

3Then plant the individual rhizome parts in the soil so that they are not completely covered with them. You should also leave about 20 centimeters of space between the plants.

4 Then water well so that the roots immediately contact the earth and grow well.