Pruning Perennials - Knowledgebase Question

Walnut Creek, CA
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Question by sandyatwc
November 25, 1998
When should I prune perennials such as Shasta daisies and coneflowers in Zone 9?

Answer from NGA
November 25, 1998
Shasta daisies may not stop growing in your mild climate, so cut the flowering stems down to the level of the foliage when the flowers die. If you eperience a frost, cut back the damaged foliage. Otherwise, it will remain green all year around. If the plants are taking over the garden, you can divide clumps of Shasta's in the early spring. Coneflowers can receive the same treatment.

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