Iris bulbs are actually rhizomes: fleshy tubers that are produced from the roots of an iris. Irises come in over 200 varieties and got their name from the Greek word for rainbow.
Preparing For Your Iris Bulbs
Before you plant iris rhizomes, you'll need to locate and prepare your planting bed. These guidelines will help you get your irises off to a healthy start:
Planting Iris Bulbs
Correctly planting iris bulbs will create plants with healthy root systems. A healthy iris will produce many blooms for years. Here's how to plant your iris bulbs:
Forcing bulbs indoors means encouraging plants to grow and flower out of their natural environment and season. It can give you colorful flora, even in the dead of winter.