Cutting Back Glads, Iris - Knowledgebase Question

Mcewen, TN
Question by dsh722
March 15, 2001
I would like to know if I am supposed to cut down the foliage of bulbs such as gladiolas, iris, peacock orchids, etc. If so, when? Is there any harm in letting the foliage die back naturally?


Image
Answer from NGA
March 15, 2001

0

Actually, you want to let the foliage of bulbs die back naturally. It is storing nutrients to the bulbs for next year's growth. When it is brown and dead looking, it can be removed.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by rocklady and is called "Wildflower"