Cutting Back Iris After They Bloom

My dwarf iris has finished blooming for the summer. The plant is a big sprawling mess. Can I cut it back now (June 12)?

Hardiness Zone: 5a


By Sally from Chicago, IL


Cutting Back Iris After They Bloom

We can divide iris here in Southern Ca. during July/Aug into Sept. I haven't heard about "cutting them back". The normal thing is to dig up the rhizomes and cut the leaves into a fan shape, wash off the dirt and rinse the rhizomes in a 9 part water to1 part bleach solution. Let them dry/scar over for a few days before replanting. I assume that dwarf iris are treated in the same fashion. Good Luck. GG Vi (06/19/2010)

By Great Granny Vi

RE: Cutting Back Iris After They Bloom


Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Article
First Iris Blooms
Growing Irises
August 24, 2010
Cleaning Plastic Cutting Boards
Cleaning Plastic Cutting Boards
Iris Photos
Iris Photos
Forcing Hyacinth Bulbs
Forcing Hyacinth Bulbs
Growing Miniature Iris (Dwarf Iris)
Growing Miniature Iris (Dwarf Iris)
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on October 24, 2016 at 12:42:54 AM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!