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Q.Gaura, whirling butterfly

Zone 37205 | Anonymous added on May 31, 2018 | Answered

My plant is in a large pot on my deck. While I was out of town, we had many hard rains, overwatering all my pots. I came home and all the lowers leaves were brown as if under watered. I shielded the plant, let it dry out, the leaves are coming back as is some of the flowers. Can I cut back the stalks to let the new growth return?

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Answered on June 1, 2018

Cutting back the bloom stalks is how gaura is dead-headed so it is fine to trim them all the way back to the basal leaves.

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