How to properly plant and care for Iris

Iris flowers are a popular choice for many gardeners, as they are easy to grow and produce large, beautiful blooms. However, to ensure that

your irises thrive and avoid issues with pests and diseases, it’s important to know how to properly plant and care for them.

Planting Iris Flowers

Before you start planting your irises, it’s important to choose a suitable location. Irises prefer well-draining soil and full sun, although they

can tolerate some shade. Make sure the area you choose gets at least six hours of sunlight per day.

When planting your irises, it’s important to dig a hole that is about twice the size of the rhizome (the bulb-like structure that the iris grows

from). Make sure the top of the rhizome is level with the soil surface, and plant the rhizomes about 12 to 24 inches apart.

Caring for Iris Flowers

Once your irises are planted, it’s important to care for them properly. Here are some tips:

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