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violetsdaisy
Au Gres, MI

July 20, 2009
10:51 AM

Post #6840736

Does anyone know the best time to cut back the leaves on Iris plants ?

Also, some of my plants have no flowers, just leaves. Should I relocate them ?

Thanks !
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

July 20, 2009
11:30 AM

Post #6840816

Cutting back leaves in fall or early spring can help prevent iris borer problems as well as making your iris clumps look tidier. See this DG article: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/832/

Nonblooming iris clumps may be too crowded and need dividing and replanting. If they're not getting enough sun, then moving them to a sunnier spot could also help blooming.

For more info -- and some great photos, etc. -- head over to the Iris Forum!

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