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Medium_img_1706 My Iris looks like it's dying.

At first I thought it might have got too much water because the pot didn't have a little drain hole. But I've moved it into the sun and haven't watered it for a while but it's not helping.

Submitted: 06:01PM, 18 Jun 2017
Answer: Hi Liz,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

It would be best to transfer the plant in to a planting pot (pot with drain holes) with a well drained potting mix like Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. Removing the dead, decaying leaves and roots would be ideal for its future survival. Place the newly planted pot in a partly shaded position which receives morning or evening sun. This should help in providing the needed sunlight and shade during hotter days.

To control the rot in the roots you can apply Yates Anti Rot, a systemic fungicide absorbed by the foliage and travels down to the roots, can be used on various plants to control phytophthora root rot, collar rot. You can read more information at http://www.yates.com.au/products/disease-control/concentrates/yates-anti-rot/

Hope this information is helpful, if you have further queries do let us know.

Kind regards,

Eric
Yates Horticulturalist

Answered: 08:40AM, 19 Jun 2017

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