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Janie BJanie B Posts: 865
My delphiniums looked stunning this year, but are coming to the end of their flowers. Am I right in thinking that if I cut them back they may flower again? And if so, when and how far back should I cut them...? Many thanks. 


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    If there are no further flowers down the stem, cut them back to the base. I very rarely see further flowers in a season. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Janie BJanie B Posts: 865
    Ah, ok, thanks. I'll do that and see how they go...
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,120
    Bought some delphiniums at the Chatsworth Flower Festival and the accompanying leaflet advises cutting back to about 2” from the ground. It adds that whether or not there is a small second flowering is dependent on the variety.
    Rutland, England
  • Janie BJanie B Posts: 865
    2 inches? That's really low! Cheers.
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