What Eats Iris?

corgitrblApril 14, 2010

Iris Trouble

Strangely I am losing Iris here and there. Even sprayed them. What is getting at them?

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

iris borer

what are you spraying with.. if you dont know what you are spraying for???? .... and is it labeled for such??

ken

    Bookmark   April 14, 2010 at 9:12AM
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gardengal48

What kind of iris? Various insects will nibble the foliage and iris borers can burrow into the rhizomatous kind and eventually destroy the plant but no insect will make iris vanish :-) You are either looking at a larger critter or they have rotted away.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2010 at 11:05AM
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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

I've had deer eat TB iris early in the season.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2010 at 11:35AM
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ginny12

Underground pests like voles and chipmunks will feast on the roots of Siberian iris and Japanese iris. I lost much of an entire garden (iris and other perennials) about ten years ago to these demons. Then I waged war on them--no prisoners taken. I was successful but have to keep it up or they come back. Those plants that had shreds left took years to recover but they did come back.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2010 at 9:52AM
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