Irises crowded? Here’s how to divide them

Louisiana iris

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Irises, like this Louisiana iris, usually need dividing every three to four years. Click here to find out how to do it.

If your clumps of irises didn’t bloom as well this year as previously, it may be time to divide and replant. Clumps generally need division about every three to four years and now through October, while they are dormant, is the time to do it. Not sure how? A couple of years ago, Minden Master Gardener Julie Alexander, along with her then 4-year-old twin helpers, Rachel and Rebecca, demonstrated how to do it. Just click through the photos.

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