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What's a girl to do?

Posted by dirtdivarocks z6 SW PA (My Page) on
Sun, May 31, 09 at 18:28

Well, I'm not sure what to do after the iris bloom. I've been deadheading as they bloom. Now that most of them are finished, do you cut back the stem? Some of them are suppose to be rebloomers. In order to have the best chance for an iris to rebloom should I do anything special... Should I not cut back the stem? Thanks in advance for any help. I am fairly new to iris and not quite sure what to do. This is the first year I have had a very good bloom and many blooms. I'm not sure what I did before, I think I would just cut it back. All of the plants look very unattractive right now and before I cut back stems, I thought I'd ask.

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RE: What's a girl to do?

Yes, cut those ugly ol' stems off. The rebloom, if you are lucky enough, will come from a new stalk/scape.

RE: What's a girl to do?

Many thanks!! I feel better now!
And I can't wait to cut off those ugly stems!

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