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Apr 14, 2013 1:11 PM CST
|They bloom in the fall. Should I cut back this spring??|
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Maintenance of Perennial Beds.
Apr 14, 2013 2:34 PM CST
|Montauk daisy aside, I cut back the perennials by later fall. |
Re Montauk daisy: it really needs pruning in spring/early summer.
From past experience: without this attention, you get the fall blooms on the end of long, bare, leggy, meandering stalks.
The plant is far more attractive if pruned to be bushy and compact.
Apr 14, 2013 6:17 PM CST
|thank you. that will be my next to do thing...|
I thought I should but then wasn't really sure.
Apr 30, 2013 10:57 PM CST
|Bluepoppy, I cut mine back in late fall or early spring. Then again by 1/3 in early/mid June. These cuttings are super easy to root.|
May 1, 2013 6:55 PM CST
|I do mine pretty much the same as Evan.|