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Old 01-20-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Sunny - first of all, I know this thread does not belong here, but I posted under Gardening at the general forum and did not get a lot of answers. I just wanted to get feedback from local gardeners here so I hope you would not move this too quickly...

I planted some irises and tulips last November and due to the unusually warm December we had, the Dutch irises have sprung up. We have had alternating warm and freezing spells and was wondering whether there is any chance of them blooming mid-spring as they're supposed to. I carefully followed planting instructions as to depth, and even chilled them in my fridge before planting, even if that was not necessary. They are Dutch irises and not bearded, came as bulbs, not rhizomes.

Any comments from those who have had this experience is welcome. TIA.

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Old 01-20-2008, 12:21 PM
 
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I cannot offer expert advice and I donot know specific breeds.
I think you will be fine with your bulbs as long as they are planted in the fall.

My mom has loads of iris plants and I have replanted them around her yard (they work great to cover septic boxes and those utilities boxes found in communities that wires are underground)

From my experience of watching flowering plants in the area I never have seen the warm then cold then warm weather affect the flowers. Only time I have seen effect is a late frost like in March.

Tulips will show their flowers first generally late Feb. Then the Bradford Pear, Iris are next generally in late March. I love Iris it a beautiful flowering plant here is a picture the type my mom has http://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/ProductImages/iris/Iris_Apollo.jpg (broken link)

After the Iris blooms the Dogwoods are in full bloom just in time for Easter.

I would not worry about them til spring and if we have expected frost I would put a old sheet on them in case of a predicted late frost after they have bloomed. If that occurs I would put the sheet on very loosely the stems are tall and skinny and can easily break.

What you are seeing now is the plant developing for the spring they can have leaf blades about 3 feet.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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I cannot offer expert advice and I donot know specific breeds.
I think you will be fine with your bulbs as long as they are planted in the fall.

My mom has loads of iris plants and I have replanted them around her yard (they work great to cover septic boxes and those utilities boxes found in communities that wires are underground)

From my experience of watching flowering plants in the area I never have seen the warm then cold then warm weather affect the flowers. Only time I have seen effect is a late frost like in March.

Tulips will show their flowers first generally late Feb. Then the Bradford Pear, Iris are next generally in late March. I love Iris it a beautiful flowering plant here is a picture the type my mom has http://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/ProductImages/iris/Iris_Apollo.jpg (broken link)

After the Iris blooms the Dogwoods are in full bloom just in time for Easter.

I would not worry about them til spring and if we have expected frost I would put a old sheet on them in case of a predicted late frost after they have bloomed. If that occurs I would put the sheet on very loosely the stems are tall and skinny and can easily break.

What you are seeing now is the plant developing for the spring they can have leaf blades about 3 feet.
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