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Jun 18, 2012 1:12 PM CST
|I hope someone can help! I've got a beautiful Centaurea delbata that I planted two year ago when it was very small. Last year, it was perfect. Not too big, not too small, covered with blooms, and it stayed upright. This year, it's a monster that has flopped badly, covering up a bunch of other plants! It's covered in blooms again, but looks awful because it's so floppy. It may have gotten too much water, but since it's in a mixed bed that's on the sprinkler system, I can't do much about that.|
I'm wondering if I can cut it back by half at this time of year, and still get some later blooms on it. I want to put a cage around it, but it's so big that I can't do much with it. I hate to lose the blooms, but it's kind of smothering the plants around it.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated!
Jun 18, 2012 10:02 PM CST
|You should be able to cut it back and hopefully get some flowering later in the season. And then move to a better location in the Fall.|
Jun 22, 2012 11:33 AM CST
|Thanks NJBob, and sorry I took so long to respond. We've been out of town on a short camping trip.|
I'm glad to hear that I may get some later blooms if I cut it back. Sadly though, it's going to have to stay put as I'm out of room. I'll try pinching it back next year and see if that helps some.