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Rhodanthemum 'African Eyes'

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,387

I have a Rhodanthemum 'African Eyes' bought last year and still in its pot and not quite sure how to prune/cut it back.

Can it be cut back hard into the woody part or just the tips.It is quite leggy and would like it to 'bush' up a bit.

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  • I would cut it back at a fresh bud so it would be up to you how hard you cut it.



    I would also be tempted to lift it out of that pot as it is and put it in a bigger pot.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,387

    Thanks.I am going to plant in the garden,just wanted to know how far I could cut it!

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • janebaljanebal Posts: 130

    I bought one last year too and have had it on my gritty, south facing rockery ever since. It has not gone leggy like the one in the photo but is very bushy and has been flowering with white daisy flowers, since mid - December.  I am so impressed with it - especially being covered in flowers for the last 4 months (Dec, Jan, Feb, March)  - but I have not found a place to buy another. Do plant it somewhere sunny with loads of grit in the soil.

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,387

    Mine has been flowering in its pot all winter.I bought it cheap at the end of the season so was a bit neglected and leggy.It is now cut back and in the ground so shall see how it fares!

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Raymond HRaymond H Posts: 1

    I bought 3 of these about 8 weeks back, I transferred them into larger garden containers. When I bought them they were in full bloom with lots of flowers. We have been on holiday for 2 weeks and since our return 2 of the 3 look a bit sad. All 3 had the flowers die and I was not here to deadhead them but have done so now. the 2 that look sad have virtually no foliage left yet the third one is healthy looking, any ideas out there ?.

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