Rose Campion question ...
WSed this one last year and it bloomed really nicely this year. I didn't realize the flower stalks (?) would be so long; after the first bloom, it continued putting out flowers - still doing that now - but the flowers are much smaller.
It's difficult to deadhead the plant, since new buds form just below blooming flowers, so my question is this: if I were to cut it back before it blooms next year (best way to do?), would that help the plant to be bushier, hopefully with shorter flower stalks? I know this method works with other plants, but I'm looking for some verfication on this particular plant.
I need advice from all you rose campion pros ......
BTW, the plant is now pushing out new leaves at the base, looks good for next year. And I found that it never completely died back last winter, had a nice clump of green leaves thru all that horrible weather.
I'm really liking this one, really want to grow it well and keep it.