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Verbena bonariensis cut back

peteSpeteS Posts: 857
Has anyone cut Vb back to ground level after flowering with no harm done...because some plant info I've read suggests cutting it down in the Spring, but I really need to cut it back before then. Many thanks.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,802
    I cut some of mine back after flowering and leave others - they don't seem to mind either way.
    Do leave the little rosette of leaves just above the soil surface though
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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,510
    It's more likely to overwinter with the top growth intact. If you leave at least some growth on it, it should be OK though assuming you aren't in a really cold wet area. If you lose it it's usually pretty easy to work up new stock, all you need is one plant for cuttings or new seedlings next spring.
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