I have English iris lining a pathway and now the foliage from both sides has...

Asked July 18, 2015, 2:07 PM EDT

I have English iris lining a pathway and now the foliage from both sides has grown a little bit to hang over the path. I want to trim up the leaves to make it a little easier to navigate the path. Will cutting some of the leaves hurt the plant? Or can you cut the leaves a bit like with daylily as long as you don't disturb a part of the plant.

Dakota County Minnesota irises

1 Response

Yes, you can prune some of the leaves that are overhanging the path. Make sure that you leave at least half of the leaves, and then you can cut them all back in late Sept. or before the snow falls.