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#127753 Sep 11th, 2007 at 10:12 AM
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Hello got some water iris seeds and I was told need aquatic soil and baby tabs where do I find these items at and will it say aquatic soil on the bag and are these items expensive?Cannot afford to much right now hubby out of job so money is tight if you know what I mean?Thanks a lot

ladystressout #128138 Sep 11th, 2007 at 09:35 PM
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What colour are the iris blooms? If they are standard yellow (Iris pseudacorus) or purple( Iris laevigata) they will grow in regular garden soil that is kept damp. If they aren't and you want to use aquatic soil you can get it at Lowes, Home Depot and Walmart. The baby tabs are I think pond tabs and they are fertilizer??? If so you can get it at Walmart too. Some people use all clay kitty litter in place of aquatic soil. I personally don't use aquatic soil for any of my plants, bogs or ponds. Good old clay dirt works just as well.

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thanks a lot you save me lot of money and I love that so will just put them in regular soil so the irs do not sit in the pond or in water?You have help me out a lot since I do not know much about water plant?I think I would rather get water hycinths or lotus that can stay in the water?Rita

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The iris can go in the water, they will grow in or out of the pond but they do like moist soil.

With pond plants there are different types just as with regular garden plants. You have submersible, floaters and marginals. Iris are marginals, water hyacinths are floaters and lotus are submersible.


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