Thank you! I have always wondered about it. I've heard that some people cut their plants because they think it looks neater or is the "correct" thing to do, but I have wondered what effect it had on the plant since the leaves serve a purpose. Colleen -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Alberto Castillo Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2012 7:21 PM To: Pacific Bulb Society Subject: Re: [pbs] Iris It is done to prevent wind toppling the newly planted divisions over. The problem is that cutting back the foliage is not the best thing for the plants.