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Asked by sally.lane6 on June 11, 2015
How Do I Deadhead Flag Iris After Flowering?

I have flag iris in my pond and want to know whether I cut down the main flowering stem or just pull off the dead flowers and leave everything else intact?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I deadhead the flowers as they fade. Then when all the flowers on the stem have been spent you can cut the stem from the plant.
Here is a link about growing Flag Iris.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/iris/growing-flag-iris-plants.htm

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Asked by michsara on May 8, 2016
Flags

Are flags dying when they have tall shoots growing out of them?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Can you be more specific or upload an image of your Iris?

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Asked by spollut on May 27, 2016
Flag Iris

I planted yellow and blue wild Flag iris around my pond. I have a lot of yellow this year but no blue. Is it possible that, like a hydrangea, the flag iris can change color due to the soil conditions?

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LuvaLeigh
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I don't think that is the case here. Irises can fade over time but they will always have a general hue of their original color. I've attached a link with more info on irises.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/iris/why-an-iris-changes-color.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on May 30, 2016
Yellow Flag Iris

Exactly what do I do to divide them/thin them out?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Here is an article that will help you that discusses how to divide irises:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/iris/dividing-transplanting-iris.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on August 4, 2016
Pseudacorus Yellow Flag Iris

I am growing Pseudatas, a pseudacorus/Japanese Iris hybrid. Does this yellow flag iris require a freeze?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by Queenie16 on August 29, 2016
Yellow Flag Water Iris

Can you remove the pods on the plants after flowering to start iris in another location?

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, Yellow Flag Iris can be grown from seed. Collect the pods produced after the flowers wilt. The seeds must be exposed to cold temperatures before germinating, known as cold stratification. Place them in damp paper towels, roll up in a plastic bag, and store in the fridge for 3 months or until they germinate. When ready, plant in a pot, then in spring transplant outdoors.

Be aware that this plant spreads aggressively. Here is more about this plant:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/iris/yellow-flag-iris-control.htm

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