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Q.Can I Cut Back My Brown Eyed Susans Before They Bloom So They Dont Get So Tall

Zone Halifax pa 17032 | Pickadilly added on September 25, 2022 | Answered

My plants get very tall and have very tiny flowers . Hundreds of them.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 26, 2022

I would not. It wouldn't shorten them, as they are set by genetics, and would likely halt flowering for the year if done before the first flush. You can deadhead the spent blooms, however.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/black-eyed-susan/black-eyed-susan-flower.htm

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