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03/06/2012 at 17:16

I have dug up and divided a huge clump of iris bulbs which didn't flower this year.  I plan to replant them, but what do I do with the bulblets?  Will they develop into full sized bulbs?  If so, do I leave them attached to the 'parent' or separate them?  Thanks.

03/06/2012 at 17:33

Yes, the bulblets will develop into full-sized bulbs over time.

It's really up to you how much time you want to invest in them; you can split them off and plant them into pots/trays, and nurse them for the next 3-4 years, or just leave them on the parent bulb and let them develop that way.

03/06/2012 at 20:29

Thank you: I think I'll let their parents 'bring them up' ...

03/06/2012 at 21:15

Often wise to let Mother Nature take her course.

05/06/2012 at 22:36

ive got some  iris bulbs that have  flowered how far down the stem do i cut ,to put in a vase

06/06/2012 at 09:45

You can cut as low as you like as long as you don't damage the leaves - they're the thing that the bulb needs to build up strength.

06/06/2012 at 16:56



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