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Q.How Do I Prune My Hardy Carnations

Zone cw8 2hy | Anonymous added on July 22, 2021 | Answered

my carnations are growing over a rockery wall to around 2ft-3ft in length. After flowering do I cut them right back to the ground.

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Answered on August 10, 2021

If you deadhead them, they should continue to bloom. Remove spent flowers down to the next node (cut just above). If they are floppy, you can stake them. In the fall, cut them down to about 2 inches.

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