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When cutting down phlox should I cut the stems to the ground or halfway? They are so tall with dead heads but still green. Is this a good time to do it?



I cut mine down to the ground but not until the spring. Otherwise I cut halfway as new buds can fom if the weather is clement.

13 Oct, 2021


Thank you Arbuthnot, I'll cut them halfway for now. I will have to thin them out as well because they are spreading. hadn't realised they did that.

13 Oct, 2021


I do half way too and then in the spring remove the stems that have totally died back. the stems also provide a home for overwintering insects etc.

13 Oct, 2021


Thanks to all. I will do just that!

16 Oct, 2021

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