Bearded Iris Round Rock TX
Round Rock, TX
Cedar Park, TX
With their swordlike leaves and showy flowers, bearded iris are an eye-catching addition to any garden. They're easy to plant, require minimum care, and readily multiply. Dwarf varieties make attractive edging.
About This PlantBearded iris are available in a wide variety of flower colors, including pink, blue, red, yellow, and purple. They bloom in early summer, with some varieties reblooming later in the summer. They grow from 8 inches to 4 feet tall, depending on variety. The flowers are lovely in bouquets, and the foliage remains attractive even after flowers have faded. Unfortunately, the plants are susceptible to borers, so check the rhizomes (fleshy roots) yearly for holes, discarding any infested ones.
Special FeaturesEasy care/low maintenance
Good for cut flowers
Site SelectionSelect a site with full sun and well-drained soil.
Planting InstructionsPlant bearded iris in mid summer to early fall, spacing plants 1 to 2 feet apart, depending on variety. Excellent soil drainage is a must. Prepare garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. If planting a rhizome (fleshy root), dig a shallow hole 10 inches in diameter and 4 inches deep. Make a ridge of soil down the middle and place the rhizome on the ridge, spreading roots down both sides. Fill the hole with soil, and firm it gently. In clay soil, the top of the rhizome should be exposed. In sandy soil, rhizomes can be buried with a thin layer of soil. If planting container-grown plants, set the plant so the rhizome is at the soil surface. Water thoroughly.
CareApply a thin layer of compost around the base of plants each spring, leaving the rhizome (fleshy root) exposed. As flowers fade, cut back the flower stalks to the base of the plant. To encourage a second bloom on reblooming varieties, promptly remove faded flowers and maintain consistent watering throughout the summer. In autumn, trim away dead foliage and prune back healthy leaves to a height of 4 to 5 inches. Once the soil has frozen, apply a layer of mulch to help prevent roots from heaving out of the soil during alternate freezing and thawing. If heaving occurs, don't try to force plants back into the soil. Instead, cover rhizomes and exposed roots with soil. Divide bearded iris every 4 to 5 years, preferably in late summer. Each division should have one or two leaf fans. Older rhizomes that have few white feeding roots should be discarded.
Dates: 6/29/2013 - 6/30/2013
Location: Bastrop Convention Center - Bastrop, TX
1408 Chestnut Street
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2013 APS Annual Meeting - American Phytopathological Society
Dates: 8/10/2013 - 8/14/2013
Location: Venue To Be Decided
The exhibition helps suppliers make valuable, one-on-one connections with the top scientists in our field, showcases advances in research and technology, and offers solutions for equipment services and needs. An ad in a magazine or a flyer in the mail will tell our members much about your products, but nothing compares to real conversation and genuine, authentic relationship-building.The American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS) will join forces August 6-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii, for the 2011 APS-IPPC Joint Meeting, a multidisciplinary meeting of two premier professional plant science organizations.APS is an international scientific organization devoted to the study of plant diseases and their control. APS members conduct important fundamental research that ultimately leads to the development of new products, equipment, methods, and services. They also work directly with the growers on the front lines of plant health management.Their work in research and applied plant pathology influences the success of your products and services. An exhibition of the latest products and services that advance their work is critical to our attendees.IAPPS ensures production of sufficient quality of food/feed/fiber for a growing population and advocates implementation of sustainable plant health management strategies.Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the 2013 APS Annual Meeting - American Phytopathological Society? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.