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Iris care after flowering

plumbplumb Posts: 63
What to do when Iris stop flowering.


  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,154
    I'm assuming you mean the bearded variety. Dead head them and leave them to get on with the business of growing larger for next year. After a few years the plants can be split.
  • plumbplumb Posts: 63
    Yep done the dead head, some say to cut stalks,others say leave.
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,154
    I cut the stalks down but loads of irises get left to fend for themsleves and they flower year after year.
  • SheleenSheleen Posts: 51
    Mine grow in my pond :) I do take off the dead flowers - but only because I'm saving them to use as a natural dye. Then they are just left - and each year they come back flowering more than the year before :) My nan always used to cut out the stalks and then tie the leaves up together with twine - she said it protected the plant from unexpected cold spells and frost.
  • plumbplumb Posts: 63
    Thank you

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