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Cutting back yarrow

Posted by hibiscusfan 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 12:00

I planted yarrow in my iris beds and it grew to about four and a half foot and shaded my iris from the sun. Can I cut yarrow back in the spring so it doesn't get so tall?

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RE: Cutting back yarrow

Definitely you can do this.

RE: Cutting back yarrow

To be honest, I don't think yarrow is afraid of anything. Go ahead and whack it back: chances are it'll just keep on truckin'.

RE: Cutting back yarrow

  • Posted by babera 5a (Montana) (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 21:56

I had a patch of it one year and the lawn boy I hired didn't know it was a plant and mowed right over it. . . to the ground. . . when it came back it was prettiest it had ever been. . . you can trim it all season in my opinion. . .

This post was edited by babera on Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 21:57

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