Holes on Iris Bulbs? (PIC)

redthreaddiy(6a MI)April 15, 2010

I dug up some Iris bulbs, and read that holes were bad. However, there's still something growing, so I don't know what to do!

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ashes_of_the_fire(6B)

if the holes are on the underside of the rhizome then i wouldn't worry about that, alot of mine have them from where old roots fell out. if they're soft cut off the living part and replant the rest because it could be iris borer or a resulting case of soft rot and could spread.

if the rhizomes aren't soft, and especially of those holes are on the bottom then i wouldn't worry.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2010 at 11:55AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

I had a bed of iris' that I hadn't split in about 5 years. Way past the split time and they looked like yours with the holes, but weren't soft or squishy. When I split the bed I had triple what I thought I had. Gave some away and transplanted the rest. Haven't had a problem with any of them. I agree with ashes of the fire, if they aren't soft I wouldn't worry about it.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2010 at 7:25AM
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