iris - Knowledgebase Question

Lupton, Mi
Question by cm2blues
July 6, 2010
I have once time blooming iris and I have reblooming iris. I want to cut them back 1/2 to tidy them up. Can I do that at this time or do I need to let them die back or in the reblooming ones..leave them to soak up the rays for reblooming. Thanks


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Answer from NGA
July 6, 2010

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You can trim the leaves down by one half. The remaining leaves will be able to transport carbohydrates back into the roots and rhizomes for growth next year. I cut mine in a fan shape but you can certainly cut yours straight across. Whatever looks best in your garden. Enjoy your garden!

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