Pentas Plants
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cutting back penta plants

Zone N Ft Myers Fl. | jshelvey added on August 1, 2017 | Answered

I live in N Ft Myers, Fl. I have several pentas as a border in a garden. They are getting too big. Can I cut them back when/if they stop blooming in the fall?

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nikki-phipps
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Answered on August 4, 2017

Generally, these are cut back in spring but in your area, it should be fine to cut back in fall. Don't take off more than a third from the plant, though each season.

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