Pruning Plants Burned By Freeze - Knowledgebase Question

Thomasville, GA
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Question by pdees
January 23, 1999
I have some African Iris and some Aztec grass that has been burned by a freeze. When should I prune them back?

Answer from NGA
January 23, 1999
Leave the damaged foliage on until spring. It can offer the remaining foliage some protection from future cold snaps. When danger of freeze is past, cut away the damaged tissues.

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