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Cutting back Erigeron

pjwizonpjwizon Posts: 50
edited April 2022 in Plants
I have a couple of Erigerons in a sunny spot that were planted last July and have thrived. They have retained their foliage over winter and produced new growth this spring, though inevitably the old growth is looking a bit tired. I decided not to cut them back last autumn as they were newly planted.

Should I cut them back now or is it too late? 


  • FireFire Posts: 17,390
    You can cut back the old growth if it's tatty
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Thanks for the reminder @pjwizon
    I hadn't seen mine since last autumn so just checked. Brown, dead stalks so feared the worst. New growth at ground level though so it seems all is well. I lost mine the first year that I grew them from seed. I'll grow more I think, I have seeds left from last year. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Posts: 536
    I chopped one back the other day, it was massive.
    Must go check how it's doing and keep on top of it going forward.
  • harmonyharmony Posts: 396
    This afternoon I was watching 2 sparrows pulling the straggly bits off my erigeron on my patio, they looked so cute I couldn't scare them off..
  • I cut mine back to the ground in November and they’re all coming back strong now.
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