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Iris pseudacorus Plant Care Reminders

Paleyellow Iris

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General Information

  • Instruction By Julie Bawden-Davis
    Notes Commonly known as yellow flag, this iris is native to Europe, but because the plant's seeds float, it has spread all over the world. The plant's upright leaves reach 5 feet tall and flower stems grow 4 to 7 feet tall. Plant bears bright yellow 3-4-inch across flowers in spring and summer. Some varieties are lighter yellow or cream colored.
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.
    2. Water

    Keep evenly moist. Water weekly in the absence of rainfall.
    February
    1. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.
    2. Water

    Keep evenly moist. Water weekly in the absence of rainfall.
    March
    1. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.
    2. Water

    Keep evenly moist. Water weekly in the absence of rainfall.
    April
    1. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.
    2. Fertilize

    Feed once with an acid-based fertilizer, such as a camellia or azalea food.
    3. Water

    Keep evenly moist. Water three to four times a week.
    May
    1. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.
    2. Fertilize

    Feed once with an acid-based fertilizer, such as a camellia or azalea food.
    3. Water

    Keep evenly moist. Water three to four times a week.
    4. Special requirements

    Remove seed pods before the plants mature to prevent unwanted seeding--especially if the nearby area contains moist soil or a body of water.
    June
    1. Fertilize

    Feed once with an acid-based fertilizer, such as a camellia or azalea food.
    2. Water

    Keep evenly moist. Water every two days.
    3. Special requirements

    Remove seed pods before the plants mature to prevent unwanted seeding--especially if the nearby area contains moist soil or a body of water.
    July
    1. Fertilize

    Feed once with an acid-based fertilizer, such as a camellia or azalea food.
    2. Water

    Keep evenly moist. Water daily.
    3. Special requirements

    Remove seed pods before the plants mature to prevent unwanted seeding--especially if the nearby area contains moist soil or a body of water.
    August
    1. Buy

    Buy when available in the nursery. Many mail-order companies will not ship to California, because the plant is invasive to waterways.
    2. Plant

    Plant in sun to light shade in acidic moist soil. Though it can be grown in standing water, use caution, as running water will disperse the seeds, and the plant can become invasive.
    3. Fertilize

    Feed once with an acid-based fertilizer, such as a camellia or azalea food.
    4. Water

    Keep evenly moist. Water daily.
    5. Propagate

    Divide and transplant rhizomes right after blooming ends.
    6. Special requirements

    Remove seed pods before the plants mature to prevent unwanted seeding--especially if the nearby area contains moist soil or a body of water.
    September
    1. Buy

    Buy when available in the nursery. Many mail-order companies will not ship to California, because the plant is invasive to waterways.
    2. Plant

    Plant in sun to light shade in acidic moist soil. Though it can be grown in standing water, use caution, as running water will disperse the seeds, and the plant can become invasive.
    3. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.
    4. Fertilize

    Feed once with an acid-based fertilizer, such as a camellia or azalea food.
    5. Water

    Keep evenly moist. Water daily.
    6. Propagate

    Divide and transplant rhizomes right after blooming ends.
    7. Special requirements

    Remove seed pods before the plants mature to prevent unwanted seeding--especially if the nearby area contains moist soil or a body of water.
    October
    1. Buy

    Buy when available in the nursery. Many mail-order companies will not ship to California, because the plant is invasive to waterways.
    2. Plant

    Plant in sun to light shade in acidic moist soil. Though it can be grown in standing water, use caution, as running water will disperse the seeds, and the plant can become invasive.
    3. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.
    4. Fertilize

    Feed once with an acid-based fertilizer, such as a camellia or azalea food.
    5. Water

    Keep evenly moist. Water every two days.
    6. Propagate

    Divide and transplant rhizomes right after blooming ends.
    November
    1. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.
    2. Water

    Keep evenly moist. Water weekly in the absence of rainfall.
    December
    1. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.
    2. Water

    Keep evenly moist. Water weekly in the absence of rainfall.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    August

    Buy when available in the nursery. Many mail-order companies will not ship to California, because the plant is invasive to waterways.

    September

    Buy when available in the nursery. Many mail-order companies will not ship to California, because the plant is invasive to waterways.

    October

    Buy when available in the nursery. Many mail-order companies will not ship to California, because the plant is invasive to waterways.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    August

    Plant in sun to light shade in acidic moist soil. Though it can be grown in standing water, use caution, as running water will disperse the seeds, and the plant can become invasive.

    September

    Plant in sun to light shade in acidic moist soil. Though it can be grown in standing water, use caution, as running water will disperse the seeds, and the plant can become invasive.

    October

    Plant in sun to light shade in acidic moist soil. Though it can be grown in standing water, use caution, as running water will disperse the seeds, and the plant can become invasive.

    Sow Seeds

    When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

    January

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.

    February

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.

    March

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.

    April

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.

    May

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.

    September

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.

    October

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.

    November

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.

    December

    Sow seed in a moist area with acidic soil.. Keep seeds in refrigerator until planting time. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    April

    Feed once with an acid-based fertilizer, such as a camellia or azalea food.

    May

    Feed once with an acid-based fertilizer, such as a camellia or azalea food.

    June

    Feed once with an acid-based fertilizer, such as a camellia or azalea food.

    July

    Feed once with an acid-based fertilizer, such as a camellia or azalea food.

    August

    Feed once with an acid-based fertilizer, such as a camellia or azalea food.

    September

    Feed once with an acid-based fertilizer, such as a camellia or azalea food.

    October

    Feed once with an acid-based fertilizer, such as a camellia or azalea food.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    January

    Keep evenly moist. Water weekly in the absence of rainfall.

    February

    Keep evenly moist. Water weekly in the absence of rainfall.

    March

    Keep evenly moist. Water weekly in the absence of rainfall.

    April

    Keep evenly moist. Water three to four times a week.

    May

    Keep evenly moist. Water three to four times a week.

    June

    Keep evenly moist. Water every two days.

    July

    Keep evenly moist. Water daily.

    August

    Keep evenly moist. Water daily.

    September

    Keep evenly moist. Water daily.

    October

    Keep evenly moist. Water every two days.

    November

    Keep evenly moist. Water weekly in the absence of rainfall.

    December

    Keep evenly moist. Water weekly in the absence of rainfall.

    Propagate

    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

    August

    Divide and transplant rhizomes right after blooming ends.

    September

    Divide and transplant rhizomes right after blooming ends.

    October

    Divide and transplant rhizomes right after blooming ends.

    Special requirements

    Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

    May

    Remove seed pods before the plants mature to prevent unwanted seeding--especially if the nearby area contains moist soil or a body of water.

    June

    Remove seed pods before the plants mature to prevent unwanted seeding--especially if the nearby area contains moist soil or a body of water.

    July

    Remove seed pods before the plants mature to prevent unwanted seeding--especially if the nearby area contains moist soil or a body of water.

    August

    Remove seed pods before the plants mature to prevent unwanted seeding--especially if the nearby area contains moist soil or a body of water.

    September

    Remove seed pods before the plants mature to prevent unwanted seeding--especially if the nearby area contains moist soil or a body of water.

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