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How to Divide Flowering Iris Plants in Your Garden
By: Tricia Craven Worley
If you have flowering iris in your garden, you should divide them every few years to prevent overcrowding and promote blooming. Irises are perennial plants that grow from tuber-like underground horizontal stems called rhizomes.
To divide irises, use a gardening fork to gently remove the plants from the ground. Discard any damaged or unhealthy looking iris rhizomes, and replant the rest.
Watch this video to find out more.
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