cutting back foliage on Iris, Amaryallis, Agapanthus,etc

chellamaralNovember 16, 2012

Should I be cutting back these evergreen-type plants? Some of the foliage looks messy. I cut my rain lilies foliage back all the time but it grows back quickly. Please advise

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jason83(Zone 8b/9a (North Florida))

Cutting any of the foliage of bulb-type plants will lower their vigour. You can snip the tips of the irises fan leaves, but no more than 1/3'rd of the top should be snipped unless you are transplanting. The others I would say no - the foliage yellows and browns naturally, returning and storing the energy into the bulb that's underground for the following year.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 11:42AM
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