Winterizing Perennials - Knowledgebase Question

Chicago, Il
Question by vantimuro
October 4, 2010
Should I cut back my Tickseed and lavender perennials this fall or wait until next spring? I live in zone 5.
Thank you for your continued help.


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Answer from NGA
October 4, 2010

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We're always happy to help! Wait until spring to prune back your lavender. When the weather warms in the spring and new growth begins, shear your lavender back by about one-third. Tickseed Coreopsis will die down after your first frost. When that happens you can safely cut it down to ground level. Enjoy your garden.

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