The best time for planting irises - July, August or September, depending on the climatic conditions.
Step 1: Purchase irises.
Iris - is a perennial plant that gives an abundance of beauty with minimal care. Irises have thick fleshy root called a "rhizome". When buying planting material irises, most likely you will be offered a rhizome with clipped roots and leaves. In this state, irises can be stored for a week or two without serious harm, unless of course you do not put them in a plastic bag (the result will be disastrous). You also can not keep planting material irises in the wet material.
Buying planting material irises, note the size of the roots, as it contains a supply of the necessary for the development of plant nutrients and, therefore, - the bigger the rhizome, the better accustomed plant earlier starts to please its magnificent flowers. In the presence of at delÑ‘nke seven or more leaves the plant will flower next spring. Quality planting material - the key to successful development of the flower of culture and, in part, save your money and effort, despite the potential in this case the large initial material costs.
Step 2 Select a location.
Your irises will feel good in the area open to the sun. At the same time, weak pritenka irises from rare standing trees is acceptable, and in the southern areas may even be useful. Need irises in the sun - at least the first half of the day. When these terms are irises, most likely, will not you please abundant flowering (in spite of the abundant foliage).
Step 3: Preparation of the soil.
Irises grow well in soils with neutral or slightly acid reaction. The ideal acidity substrate - pH 6.8 (slightly acidic), but irises tolerated in this regard. When the acidity of the soil irises grow well, but do not bloom. To adjust the pH of the soil in your garden, you can use lime, wood ash, chalk, dolomite flour, which neutralize acidic soil. In heavy soils to improve the structure is usually added sand and peat. Bearded irises do not apply to water-demanding plants and will grow better in dry soil of the garden, therefore, if necessary, drains are provided.
Before planting irises selected area dug to a depth of bayonet spade, removed the existing weeds. Manure when planting irises is not recommended as it can cause rotting of planted rhizomes.
Step 4: Actually landing.
It is very important to observe the rules of planting irises. Thus, when deep planting rhizomes are delayed in growth and development, taking hypertrophied form etc .. When planting irises Kasatikov roots should be located so that could keep the plant in place, at the same time, the rhizome should be near the surface of the earth.
The simplest way to achieve this result is breaking through two tranches with the mound between them, which is then placed itself rhizome. The roots must be spread in the iris dug trenches. After this operation, fill the trench with soil, leaving the surface of the rhizome itself. The distance between the iris should be planted about 1.5-2 feet apart (40-50 cm), which should contribute to normal growth and development of irises.
Step 5: Irrigation.
After planting iris rhizomes need moisture the upset. Frequency of watering iris is determined by climatic conditions and soil. At the same time it must be remembered, "deep" watering irises with long intervals of time between waterings is more favorable in comparison with frequent surface watering.