Re: [gardeners] Iris Maintenance

Linda Baranowski-Smith (
Sat, 2 Oct 1999 21:51:25 -0400

>According to "The Gardener's Iris Book",  published by the Taunton Press in
>1998, by William Shear ...<snip>

Thank-you, Martha, for setting this straight.  The book is wonderful and I
should have been quicker to look it up than to just say what we do!  My
apologies to Pauline and Gary if I was misleading, in any way, about
cutting them back.  Sorry.

We do cut ours back after the leaves have yellowed but then our local
climate may be a factor.  Our bearded iris never fail to be huge (about 4'
tall) and with emormous spring blooms.  Just wish we knew a good way to
keep the weeds at bay!

Linda in NW Ohio near Toledo/Lake Erie, USDA Zone 5