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Erigeron Karvinskianus

pokhimpokhim Posts: 210


I planted some E.Karvinskianus last year and it did very well and flowered for ages! However i didn't cut it back, and now it's like a dark clump of wet dead mushiness.. 

Shall I cut it all back to ground and wait for it to regrow from the base this year?... 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,159

    the top won't revive but may be protecting the base from winter. I'd cut it back next month

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Dilly3Dilly3 Posts: 91


    i'm glad you asked this question because I was wondering what I should do with the ones I bought last year so now I know. 

    How is your lovely gardening coming along? I still have that programme saved my recordings so I will be able to watch again. I hope you enjoy the coming spring and summer in your garden .

  • pokhimpokhim Posts: 210

    Garden is going really well! I am very much looking forward to spring! 

    Infact I have a new list of plants that I want to buy for one of my borders and I'll be buying all the plants soon so they can go into the ground in March..

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,379

    Watch out for the E. karvinskianus seedlings too - it seeds around well and gives you more plants for free.  And the best bit is that it seems to self seed in the bits you would never be able to sow it yourself - cracks in walls and paving etc.  One day of my favourite plants image

  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,550

    Hi Pokhim.  I cut all mine back the past week.  I just cut the lot off like cutting hair and you will see the new plant ready for this year image

  • I sowed some seeds of this outdoors late summer last year and didn't see anything. Do you think they might come up this year? Maybe i'll buy a few 9cm plants instead.

  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,550

    Hi Jaffa cakes, maybe they will pop up if you are lucky but I would def get some small pots as they do grow to a good size in one season ?

  • Thanks Beaus Mumimage

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