Day Lilies and Iris - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by aohedgepeth3
July 1, 2010
What do I do with the leaves of iris and day lilies after they have all finished blooming and begin to turn brown on the ends?

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010
Some the foliage of some daylily varieties gets pretty beat looking after the plants have flowered. You can go through periodically and pull out the worst of the browning and yellowing foliage periodically to make them look better. As for the irises, unfortunately, they, too, look pretty beat by midsummer. Some people cut the iris foliage back by half to make the plants look neater. I try to plant them where later blooming flowers come up in front to hide the leaves somewhat.

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