Should I Deadhead My Bearded Irises?

Deadheading spent blooms on bearded irises is one way to encourage future blooms. The Iris Club of Southeast Michigan recommends cutting the stalk off at the base after the iris blooms.

Keywords: bearded iris, deadheading, cutting

About this Author

D.M. Cameron was a journalist and editor for wire services, newspapers and magazines for more than 20 years. In addition to editing and ghost-writing non-fiction books, Cameron now writes for several websites and trade journals. Cameron's degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Penn State.