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Erigeron Karvinskianus

The_herpetologistThe_herpetologist West YorksPosts: 481
Just a quick question. Last year I bought a number of Erigeron Karvinskianus plants which did very well in my garden. They are doing OK and (touch wood) seem to be surviving the winter. When spring arrives do I just leave them as they are or do they need cutting back?
Thanks
HH

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,935
    I'd leave them alone, they're very happy that way.
    Devon.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,710
    edited December 2019
    Mine go through the winter mostly green but in the early spring, they die back. That's when I cut mine back - when they go brown and crispy, usually about March. I guess that may be because that's when we tend to get really cold weather here - late Feb/early March. By late April they are always green and thriving again
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,425
    I was wondering the same - one of mine has grown really big this year and is falling over a 3 high railway sleeper wall, nearly to the ground. 
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,817
    I do the same as @raisingirl, cut them back in Spring. They will look horrid then before the new growth starts.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,710
    Lizzie27 said:
    I was wondering the same - one of mine has grown really big this year and is falling over a 3 high railway sleeper wall, nearly to the ground. 
    Yeah, wait a while. It'll be pretty obvious when you can do it.
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,425
    Thanks @raisingirl.
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