The Q&A Archives: trimming/pruning Catmint

Question: I have several beautiful catmint plants in my gardens. They have just finished a beautiful initial bloom. I was wondering how to care for them from here to promote another bloom. Can you help?

Thank you.
Susan B.

Answer: If you shear your catmint after it has finished blooming it should respond with a second flush of blooms. Depending upon how large your plant is, you can use scissors to cut it back or larger hedge trimmers if you have a lot of plant to deadhead. Cut just below the faded flower spikes (along with some of the non-flowering stems). Your plant will branch out where it was cut and will send up new flowers.


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