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can i move daffofils and irises now?

Posted by m_taggart 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 14, 13 at 11:54

I'm in the piedmont of NC. There's a bunch of daffodils and irises that are about 6 inches above the soil line. I need to move them ASAP. Is there much risk in doing so before they begin to flower?

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RE: can i move daffofils and irises now?

Yeah...there's risk, but - is the alternative worse if left in place?
Worth a try - they'll need a couple years to recover.

RE: can i move daffofils and irises now?

I'm not sure about the daffodils, but I've found irises can be moved pretty much anytime. For me they hardly even notice if there's little root disturbance during the move even when they are actively growing

RE: can i move daffofils and irises now?

YOu won't hurt the plants, but may not see many flowers until next year. If the Irises had become submerged, they would appreciate being repositioned anyway.

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