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Trimming leaves before transplanting?

Posted by ctreynard Zone 6--MA ( on
Thu, Jul 5, 12 at 14:32

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

Happy gardening, everyone!

RE: Trimming leaves before transplanting?

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

RE: Trimming leaves before transplanting?

Thank you kindly for your answer. :)

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