Chrysanthemum Plants

Do I Cut Back Flowers


Imaginarium added on September 9, 2015 | Answered

I was given lots of plants like chrysanthemum, salvia, gaillardia and shasta daisy but I was wondering do I cut them back or do I leave them to die back on their own? I'm quite new to gardening and don’t have any idea. Any help will be appreciated.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 10, 2015

All of the plants you mention in your garden can be trimmed back to neaten the garden before winter.
I personally like to trim them back to about 4 to 6 inches high. This makes things easier in the spring when getting the garden going.

Here are links to help you with your plants.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/chrysanthemum/wintering-mums.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/salvia/growing-different-salvia-types.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/blanket-flower/blanket-flower-winter-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/shasta-daisy/planting-shasta-daisies.htm

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