Bush Daisy Plants
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Could I prune a Bush Daisy which has gotten sprawled out and leggy?

Zone 93265 | abacus5 added on July 5, 2019 | Answered

I am caring for family members yard while they are gone for the summer. Other than pruning off the dead flowers, I think these plants could use cutting back. Much of the lower plant lies flat along the ground...with a large woody stem...then leaves and lots of blooms on the end. But! Will this destroy the plant? I don't want to do that.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on July 5, 2019

Deadheading and cutting back no more than 1/3 of the plant can help it to regenerate. Restorative pruning should be done in Spring, but doing so in Autumn won't hurt. This article will offer more information on the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/african-bush-daisy/growing-bush-daisies.htm

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on July 5, 2019

Yes, you can cut back the bush daisy. There is still plenty of warm weather ahead so you won't be chancing a freeze damaging the plant. Here is more info about the bush daisy:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/african-bush-daisy/growing-bush-daisies.htm

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