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28/07/2013 at 18:40

Does anyone know why my Burgendy/orange Iris did not flower this year.  It flowered well last year and the other Iris in my garden have flowered well this year.  The leaves look strong and healthy.  I fed it in the Spring.   Any ideas please.

28/07/2013 at 18:44

Did the rhizomes get enough of a baking!  Have they been shaded by other plants growing up around them?

28/07/2013 at 19:55

They have to be in very dry conditions and rhizomes above the soil ,they also have to cut back and divide every 3 years although some people do this every year.

28/07/2013 at 20:38

I had a whole patch that did not flower this year, when they have in previous years.  I put it down to the fact that we didn't get a summer last year, so no baking for the rhizomes.  Have high hopes for a bumper crop of flowers next year after the last fortnight

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