Perennials forum: Montauk Daisy

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bluepoppy
Apr 14, 2013 1:11 PM CST
They bloom in the fall. Should I cut back this spring??
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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SunnyBorders
Apr 14, 2013 2:34 PM CST
Montauk daisy aside, I cut back the perennials by later fall.

Re Montauk daisy: it really needs pruning in spring/early summer.
From past experience: without this attention, you get the fall blooms on the end of long, bare, leggy, meandering stalks.
The plant is far more attractive if pruned to be bushy and compact.

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bluepoppy
Apr 14, 2013 6:17 PM CST
thank you. that will be my next to do thing...
I thought I should but then wasn't really sure.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Apr 30, 2013 10:57 PM CST

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Bluepoppy, I cut mine back in late fall or early spring. Then again by 1/3 in early/mid June. These cuttings are super easy to root.
Evan
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Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
May 1, 2013 6:55 PM CST

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I do mine pretty much the same as Evan.

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