Cutting back penstemons
justflowers Posts: 136
I planted out some penstemons last Spring to fill gaps in my shrubbery. It's now clear that I planted them too close to the front of the border and too close together, so, having looked it up, I had planned to move, cut them back and divide them in April. However, there is a serious case of bullying going on and I am worried that the two young camellias who are victims of the bullying penstemons will not thrive if the penstemons remain as they are. Could I move them as early as February? Alternatively, could I cut them back now and then lift and divide them in April? I would be grateful for any ideas.
If you want more, trim below a node, stick the bits in some mix with sharp drainage and leave outside. You may get some you may not but you may as well try!