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Name: Vickie
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Butterflies Bee Lover Birds
Sep 14, 2020 6:24 PM CST
While they look nice now, I sure hope you're not sorry later. I dug mine up and put them in planters when I read how bad they sucker. Good luck!
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sep 15, 2020 10:11 AM CST
Hello Vickie.......................
Even though it isn't used much in residential gardens it is often used in commercial landscaping. Our experience tells us cutting stems down to a third their height in late winter goes a long way toward controlling height.
I usually dig and pot up those root suckers I cannot use. My neighbors are only too happy to receive them as a gift. That tends to control spread.
These methods give us adequate control out here on the Great Plains. I do not know how well they would work in a milder climate like yours.

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