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Phlox Paniculata

I've just planted a Phlox Paniculata (Flame) and reading on line the advice is to cut back to the base in autumn.

Does anyone know if this advice holds true to a relatively newly planted plant?


  • Buzzy2Buzzy2 Posts: 135

    Hi SmudgesDad I have brighteyes and leave mine as they are, the stems go white and look great with the winter sun on them!

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,434

    I leave them in autumn and cut down some time in Spring when I am tidying up for the bulbs to come through.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,135

    You can cut your phlox back in the autumn, but like fb I tend to leave it until the spring, then at least I can remember where they're planted. Cutting it all back to the ground in autumn I can't remember where stuff is in the spring, but if I leave the stems I know where not to dig.

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