How long before dug up bulbs must be planted?

redsox_gwMay 10, 2009

Sorry for the bad grammar there! I was gifted with a whole lot of Naked Ladies and Bearded Iris bulbs but we can't plant them all at once. Some potential sites need to be weeded or prepared.

So I'm keeping the bulbs in plastic bags in the shade. How long do we have before they start to deteriorate?

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Nancy zone 6

If you need to keep them long, I wouldn't keep them in plastic bags. Don't worry at all about the iris. I left a bunch on a table in my back yard in full sun 1 spring when I was dividing, they starting growing the following spring. I usually let iris dry a bit before replanting anyway a week or 2. Left in plastic bags though bulbs will be prone to rot.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2009 at 8:44PM
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Thanks, I'll take them out of the bags. We already planted a few without drying them out but hopefully they will return next year.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2009 at 9:02AM
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