To Top

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

Answers:

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)

Ad

By Great Granny Vi

RE: Cutting Back Iris After They Bloom

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

Related Content
In This Guide
First Iris Blooms
Growing Irises
Categories
August 24, 2010
Guides
Iris Photos
Iris Photos
Japanese Anemone
Flowers That Bloom in October
Forcing Hyacinth Bulbs
Forcing Hyacinth Bulbs
Growing Miniature Iris (Dwarf Iris)
Growing Miniature Iris (Dwarf Iris)
More
📓
Back to School Ideas!
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/08/10 11:27:50 in 928 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!