Trimming leaves before transplanting?

ctreynard(Zone 6--Chicopee, MA)July 5, 2012

Hey, all! I LOVE iris foliage...and unfortunately need to transplant a clump. Do I have to trim the foliage, or could I prop up the plant somehow? If I do trim it, how long should the leaves be?

Thanks so much!

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ctreynard(Zone 6--Chicopee, MA)

Sorry, I should have researched the forum a bit more before posting....got a few answers! :)

Happy gardening, everyone!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 2:37PM
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PollyNY(z5NY)

You could prop them up if you wish, or what we normally do is cut them into an inverted v shape, so the center leaf is the longest. About 5-6 inches for the center leaf.

Happy gardening to you, too

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 4:42PM
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ctreynard(Zone 6--Chicopee, MA)

Thank you kindly for your answer. :)

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 8:14PM
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