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Coreopsis Verticillata too tall!

NollieNollie Posts: 7,512
I ordered some of these from a garden centre, having read that they’d get to around 60cm and expecting smallish plants to arrive. They are 90cm monsters with all the flowers at the top!  I have planted them but they do look a bit daft in a new border where everything else is quite small at the moment. If I chopped them back by half, will they reflower this year?
Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    edited July 2018
    They should if you do it now. I did this in the past around the same time, but admittedly, just before flowering, just to keep them bushier. They definitely flowered.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,146
    Pleased you said that Borderline ; did exactly the same to my Rudbeckia nitida 'herbstonne' yesterday ! Straight across the middle .
    On average they get to around 10' every year , then collapse onto smaller perennials.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I’ve just cut straight across the tops of Nicotiana, cosmos and rudbeckia. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,512
    Thanks for the replies and encouragement, I will chop it back. It’s always a surprise when I order plants as they rarely conform to stated height and spread!
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
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