Planting and caring for irises — the flowers of the goddess Irida
When you look at a flower bed with irises, you get unspeakable pleasure. How much grace, beauty and sophistication are in them. They are named after the goddess of the rainbow. And it is no coincidence. Check out these colorful flowers. Is it possible to take your eyes off such a rich palette of colors. One color is replaced by another. Sometimes, it is even impossible to say exactly what shade a particular iris has. They fascinate and enchant at the same time.
Irises (also called cockerels or irises) are not classified as noble flowers. More often they are planted in flower beds at the entrances or in personal plots. They are unpretentious and non-capricious. It is very easy to take care of them. But still, in order to become the owner of the best flowers, you should know some subtleties.
The flowering of irises lasts about one and a half to two months, starting in May. Some species re-bloom in late summer and autumn. These are perennial flowers that live on the plots for years. Beginning flower growers, having planted young cockerels in a flower bed, are often disappointed to see that the plant did not live up to expectations and did not grow into a lush bush with beautiful large flowers. Everything is natural. The plant is just beginning to develop and gain strength. If in the first two years your iris does not bloom so magnificently, do not be upset. Believe me, in the third year he will pleasantly surprise and delight you.
Soil requirement, planting and transplanting irises
Iris does not favor frequent transplants. Immediately decide on which flower bed you will plant this flower. It is best if the place is both well lit and dark at the same time. Direct sunlight (especially the flower is afraid of the direct afternoon sun) can burn tender buds, and constant shade will affect the brightness of the leaves.
The soil should be loose, with drainage, sand and peat, moderately fertilized. Fertilizers are added to the soil 10-14 days before planting the bulbs. Frequent rains and excessive watering are detrimental to irises. Roots cannot stand standing water. During planting, consider this feature of caring for the plant.
It is important that the root is not deep in the ground, the rhizome is left uncovered. Flowers are planted at a distance of 40 cm from each other.
They tolerate direct sunlight, but do not like it very much. It will be more comfortable for flowers to grow, develop in the shade of trees or in a flower bed, next to hostas and geyhers, which does not get the midday sun.
Features of watering Irises need to be watered only in the evening, when the sun is nearing sunset. Moisture should not stagnate in the hole. Before this, you need to slightly loosen the earth. Keep buds and open flowers away from moisture. Subtleties of care
Irises are unpretentious, and excessive care and care will destroy them. They do not like drought, but constant moisture can seriously damage the root system and lead to death. If the plant shows signs of decay, it is urgent to take measures to treat it. You should first carefully dig out the root and remove the rotting processes, leaves. After treating the root with a special solution (purchased at a specialized store) and planted in new soil. Dying leaves and arrows of flowers are cut off. After flowering, the children must be separated from the main rhizome.
It happens that it is not possible to plant a plant immediately. Remember: you can not leave it wrapped in polyethylene or a damp cloth. It is better to just sprinkle with earth and leave in a box. But don’t delay landing.
If your plant does not bloom, and all the strength goes to the leaves, then the flower does not have enough light, then you planted it in too thick shade. Correct this error and relocate the flower to a new place of residence.