Should Iris Stems Be Cut After Blooming

Question From: K. Haines - Taylor, Michigan, United States
Q: Nancy I have a lot of Irises in the backyard and there done for the year.Since my ex wife used to look after them can I cut off the stems since the flowers are done blooming?

A: Cut off the stems and when the leaves begin to turn yellow and look tatty cut them back. For more information go to and enter how to care for bearded Iris in the seach box. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy