Pruning Dusty Millers - Knowledgebase Question

Alameda, CA
Question by daseglund
May 1, 1999
My dusty millers are getting ready to bloom. They have become tall and somewhat spindly. Would it be OK to cut back the blooms, or would I injure the plants?

Answer from NGA
May 1, 1999


Dusty Miller plants can become rangey and unattractive if not cut back in autumn or spring. Cut yours down to ground level to renew the plants, or cut back the flowering stems and any overgrown branching stems. Dusty Millers are tough perennials and will come right back after being cut back.

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