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Q.Dianthus gratianapolitanus ‘Pixie’ Needs Serious Attention

Zone 7A | lxb@comcast.net added on March 18, 2012 | Answered

Due to last year’s hot wet weather, my Dianthus now have an underbrush of dead foliage but the tops are still green. They are densly populated. I am thinking of shearing the undergrowth to save the plants as I have about 150 of them. Would this be advisable?

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Answered on March 23, 2012

You can cut them back by about 1/2. This should encourage lower branching are refoliation.

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