Trim Knophia Leaves
Market Boy Posts: 87
I have a medium sized Knophia in my border.
The leaves trail all over the lawn and as such the grass is dying. I do not have anywhere else for it to go so.
Can I cut the leaves back so that the grass has a fighting chance.
Any advice will be appreciated.
I would cut them off the lawn, I cut everything what is overhanging causing damage to the lawn.
I might be an idea to change the kniphofia to a smaller variety / trying to find space somewhere else or re-cut the lawn edge around the plant.
I'd agree with Perki. You'll have the same issue every year, so either replace with a smaller variety, swap with a plant with a neater habit, or make the bed bigger!
In the meantime, yes - you can remove the old foliage to let air and light at the grass.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
Thanks. For the advice. I will cut them back and see what happens.
Thanks one and all