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pokhimpokhim Posts: 210

So as soon as I planted these they spread out and have been looking quite ok since... not sure if I shud be worried or not?? Shall I spike them or cut them the all?? 



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    they'll die back soon for the winter. You can cut off the dead leaves and more will grow in spring.

    They are relatively moisture loving compared to bearded iris, are they too dry/

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 28,322

    They need moist soil, as nut says, pokhim. Or a lot of regular rainfall. Different from the bearded ones.

    If you've just planted them, you could cut back some of the foliage just now to help with moisture loss, especially if the soil's on the dry side. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • pokhimpokhim Posts: 210

    Hmm. Ok. I will check the moisture. 

    when u say cut back the foliage do u mean cut it all back by a third or something like that? 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    it will all turn brown and die, no further use for it. Cut it all off

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