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Cutting back Echinaceas?

Posted by miclino 6 MI (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 29, 12 at 22:56

Does cutting back echinceas in early summer result in shorter plants and better branching same as with other perennials? Will I sacrifice some of the blooming season? Thanks in advance. Trying to figure out if I can keep echs shorter.

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RE: Cutting back Echinaceas?

According to Tracy DiSabato-Aust's book (basically a bible for perennial gardeners), if you cut plants by half in early June you will get a later bloom season (beginning mid- to late July and lasting until late September assuming no frost) as well as plants that are about 1 ft. shorter than usual.


^Just to be clear, this applies specifically to Echinaceas; it is not generic info for all perennials.

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