Iris – Winter Care

Q: I planted bearded iris roots in early November and now they have shoots about six inches tall. Will these survive the winter? Should I trim or replant?

A: This is a common question each winter. Fall-planted bulbs (daffodil, tulip, iris, hyacinth, etc) often send up greenery before winter sets in. The good news is that the leaves will not be harmed by cold. If you need something to do, lightly cover the bulb foliage with pine straw. They will all bloom normally next spring.

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