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Deadheading Iris

Posted by schoolhouse z5/ohio (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 3, 14 at 21:38

Am I the only one with OCD when it comes to deadheading their Iris? I know the spent blooms will eventually turn brown and fall off but the plant looks so nice without them. Does it encourage more blooms? I don't think so. Plus I don't have a field of them to take care of or I wouldn't do it. ha.


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RE: Deadheading Iris

I love my white irises and I deadhead because they look like soggy, dirty tissue paper when done:)

Btw... I'm newly looking at this cottage forum and I love seeing everyone's photos of their beautiful gardens:)


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I deadhead all my iris as hate the blob of spent blooms detracting from the new and unopened blooms.


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I deadhead some but not the old ones I allow to run rampant. Too much work!


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I too am OCD about this - lol.

Nancy.


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Is it me or have the Iris stopped blooming too soon? I barely had time to enjoy them. Had plenty of blooms tho.


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Another ocd'er! I go outside every day and deadhead spent blooms. I agree, it did seem like their bloom time came and went too fast. I try to take pics around the garden every few days and try to capture all the pretty blooms.


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