In a message dated 6/13/2006 12:18:48 A.M. Central Standard Time,
<<leave the bloomstalk and any foliage
The nutritional pathways in the bloom stalk appears to be one way? It
is designed to supply nutrition for the blooms and supporting foliage, pod when
produced. It's doubtful it collects nutrients for storage in the
Any foliage or fans at the base of the stalk might still be collecting as
it is their job. If the rhizome has no foliage at the base of the
stalk it is probably bald?? But only time will tell.
Some cultivars traditionally wait until really late in the summer to
send up new increase and foliage.