Tidy up Iris unguicularis

Noel Fitzpatrick asked 13 years ago

My Iris unguicularis is very untidy after flowering. Can I cut the leaves back. If so, when? Thanks !

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The winter iris is naturally a bit untidy … this is part of its survical strategy in nature, the withered leaves trapping leaves and other debris as a source of organic material.

Siimply pull away any leaves that separate with a firm tug. Do not cut it back … it looks unnatural.