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 How to plant Japanese Iris Bulbs

If you've ever wondered how to plant japanese iris bulbs this is the place to find out. The first consideration is to decide upon a suitable location in your yard or garden for the plants.

The japanese irises enjoy wet soils and can even be planted partially submerged in the margins of your garden pond. Growing two to three feet tall with white to lavender colored blooms some measuring up to six inches across, Japanese irises make a bold statement in early to mid summer. These plants thrive in full sun or part shade. Once the plant has formed a large clump, it can be divided. They are hardy in zones 5-9.

By some regarded as the best, brightest yellow Japanese iris is "Jubiliant Spirit". Always a cheerful sight in moist areas with plenty of big, 5" blooms. Another favorite is "Dramatic Moments" with even larger 6" flowers in shades of lavender.

Before planting japanese iris bulbs prepare the ground thoroughly by digging and forking in some compost or other organic material together with some general fertilizer. The bulbs should be planted one to two inches deep and twelve to eighteen inches apart. A two inch thick layer of mulch will help retain moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. It will also help to suppress weeds.

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