After an iris has bloomed, should I remove the seed pod from the stalk?

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I remove the stalk by cutting at a forty-five degree angle as close to the base of the plant as possible.  You want the plant to put it's energy into the rhizome, not seeds.
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I never cut them, I just let them die down.  Put some bone meal around them with gloves on in the fall......they are growing babies all 2 or 3 years I will have to dig some up and start another bed.  If you are having problems with squirrels put red or black ground pepper with the top covering of dirt.
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I snap it off so the plant can use it's energy into preparing the shizome for the next blooming season.
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My irises form a seed pods; but don't bloom; what is wrong and how can I fix this?

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