Fall care of goatsbeard, peonies and little lamb hydrangea - Knowledgebase Question

Ottawa, Canada
Question by apt
August 29, 2017
I will be adding these 3 perennials to our front flower garden within the next week or so (early September). We live in Ottawa, Canada and would like to know if these plants should be cut back to just above ground level before winter sets in.

Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
A comment from sooby
August 30, 2017
You can cut back the goatsbeard and peonies which are herbaceous perennials once they have lost their green colour or leave them until spring, but the hydrangea is a woody shrub and would not normally be cut back to the ground.

Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Answer from springcolor
August 29, 2017


I would just leave them and cut in the spring.

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