Mid-July is the best time to divide/purchase new bearded Iris. The fleshy roots are called rhizomes, and they like to be divided often. The idea is to get them settled in and re-rooted before winter. I have really gotten ‘into’ them at our farm, and am selling them now at the nursery. Some of these varieties cost me U.S. $30.00 – $50.00 each just 2 or 3 years ago….. come and get them now for $4.99 each, 6 for $20.00 (Canadian!) Shown below is the spectacular ‘RIO ROJO’
‘HIGH OCTANE’ above
the most wonderful Iris of all , New York fashion icon, Iris Apfel.