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Has anyone else chopped down their irises--in June!

Has anyone else chopped down their irises--in June!


Old 07-02-10, 10:03 AM
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Has anyone else chopped down their irises--in June!

I think I did something bad. Paniced by evidence just after my gorgeous bearded irises finished blooming mid June (I live in Milwaukee, WI) I did what gardeners say to do--chop down the leaves to 5 inches above soil-------but instead of Oct. or Nov. I did it two weeks ago, mid June!!

I guess I'll find out next year, but curious if anyone else has ever cut down their irises so early in summer? What was the result the next year? Also, give it to me straight, if I ruined them, big lesson learned.
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Old 07-02-10, 11:22 AM
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They'll probably be ok. I like to wait longer but my wife gets impatient and will sometime clip them early - they don't seem to mind.

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