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Centennial Colorado
Oct 9, 2017 7:40 PM CST
Zone 5. Fall blooming perennials ( NWAster and sunflowers) completely flattened and bent over by 24 hour very heavy snow storm. Do I leave them as is and cutback as was planning to in the spring? Or do I cut then back now?
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Oct 12, 2017 8:18 AM CST
You could do either, or nothing at all, whatever you prefer.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Oct 12, 2017 9:24 AM CST
Tiffany and I, think the same.
Ohh ! Hay ! You could even stake them up too.
Huh ? Tiffany 😮
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Centennial Colorado
Oct 12, 2017 11:49 AM CST
Thanks. I ended up trussing them all up and glad I did as the butterflies still utilizing them. Will leave over winter and cut down when new growth emerges.

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