Return to the Bulbs Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Iris Emergency - snow coming and iris are up...

Posted by eaglesgarden (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 25, 10 at 12:26

Merry Christmas all!

On this Christmas morning, I looked outside my window and noticed that the iris bulbs I put in back in the middle of October are coming up, on CHRISTMAS?!?! What is going on?! Anyway, the temps are VERY cold and they seem fine, but we are due for about 4+ inches of snow tomorrow, and who knows how many more days of cold weather. I have some hay that I could put over them to try to protect them, but will they make it through to spring?

Any suggestions are welcome. What can I do for these iris, folks?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Iris Emergency - snow coming and iris are up...

Perfectly normal. You don't say what kind of iris, whether it's bearded iris, Dutch iris, or some other kind. But, many of them do this. Generally, the foliage of most will survive the winter under snow cover or mulch. If it gets very cold, the foliage may die back to the ground, but will re-grow in the spring.

Nothing at all to worry about. If you want, you can throw some straw, oak leaves, or evergreen boughs over them for additional protection.

RE: Iris Emergency - snow coming and iris are up...

Thanks. They are Dutch iris. I don't really know the difference, so I didn't know it was important. :^) Thanks again... Merry Christmas!!!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Bulbs Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here