Irises forum: Snow damaged Irises

Views: 266, Replies: 7 » Jump to the end
Name: Benny Hill
Castle Rock, CO (Zone 5a)
Making something out of a little bi
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
bennysplace
May 11, 2015 10:58 AM CST
Hello all,

My irises were sending up their tall flower spikes and with the heavy snow, they appear to be broken as they are just drooping down. With all the collective years of experience here, would you all recommend taking the secateurs and removing them? If I do, will new blooms appear in their place? I can go take photos if need be.

Thank you in advance,
Benny
[Last edited by bennysplace - May 11, 2015 11:01 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #850483 (1)
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
tveguy3
May 11, 2015 11:00 AM CST
I think a photo would help, but if bloom stalk is broken off there won't be a new stalk until next year. If some are broken off, you can take them inside and put them in a vase and they may open.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Benny Hill
Castle Rock, CO (Zone 5a)
Making something out of a little bi
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
bennysplace
May 11, 2015 11:02 AM CST
:( Sad. I am going to go take some photos in a bit. :(
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
Image
Zencat
May 12, 2015 9:28 PM CST
Were any actually broken or could you stand them up again? Mine got buried but just made swan necks and bloomed fine.
Name: Benny Hill
Castle Rock, CO (Zone 5a)
Making something out of a little bi
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
bennysplace
May 12, 2015 9:55 PM CST
Hi there,

I haven't had an opportunity to take photos yet and no, they aren't all the way broken. Swan necks is definitely the best way to describe my bloom stalks though. Perhaps I should leave them.

Thank you so much,
Benny
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Lestv
May 12, 2015 9:57 PM CST
if the swan necks are above the snow, then you may want to stake them. It will help the blooms.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
Image
Zencat
May 13, 2015 5:10 AM CST
I agree
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Muddymitts
May 13, 2015 7:02 AM CST
Yup -- that's what God made stakes for, Benny!!! Green Grin!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Irises forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by nativeplantlover and is called "Bumble Veronica Pink"