problems with marigold... - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by akirebrito
September 17, 2010
the branches of my plant are falling well aside, as if she weighed much,also the stem is running out of dry leaves

Answer from NGA
September 17, 2010
Marigolds can be pruned back during the summer months to keep their growth habit in a mound which will keep those stems from getting too heavy. Prune off the spent flowers along with some of the stem. Cut the stem down to a leaf and a new stem will develop from the leaf node. Try pruning the stems down about half way when you prune off a dead flower. I think you'll see a big improvement in the shape of your plant. Enjoy your garden.

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