Iris Plants
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Iris foliage

Zone 63368 | Anonymous added on September 11, 2018 | Answered

I live in Missouri. Not sure what zone... I bought some iris plants on line fron CA and the state or Georgia, two years ago. Since plants were small I did have some success with blooms this spring. I am cleaning up my flower beds and noticed that several iris beds are showing line to light color leaves. Question...is this because the plants are young or in need of fertilizer ? I am planning on cutting leaves back to six inches....is this a good thing? Thanks for your service... Wayne 

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 12, 2018

This seems like a lack of nitrogen, as this can cause yellowing leaves. I would recommend an all purpose fertilizer. You can cut the iris, or you can leave them. Either will be ok. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/iris/iris-plant-care.htm

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