The Q&A Archives: African Iris

Question: We have several over-grown bunches of African Irises....last summer and spring the blossoms were very sparce. I would like to prune them and divide some of the clumps. Not sure when or how I should do this and if by chance I could cut them all off just above ground hopes that they would come back...just new growth, not all the dried leaves, etc. Thanks you.

Answer: Chris,

You can divide them now if you like. Just do so in the next couple of weeks for best results. Cut them back to about 6 inches high and take a shovel and cut down through the clump to separate it into small groups of plants. Then replant them where you like.

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