Black Eyed Susans
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How far back do I cut my Black Eyed Susan plants so they will come back next year?

Zone 97504 Zone 8 I believe | rmarler added on November 13, 2018 | Answered

I have a brand new garden landscape installed in May and mt job now is to take care of it. But I don't know how to prepare the plants for the winter. Southern Oregon

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on November 14, 2018

You can cut back this plant about halfway or more once it has finished blooming, removing spent flower stalks, and a second bloom might occur in late fall. In fall, you can cut this perennial back to 2 inches above the soil line if the plant is diseased or you consider the dead stems unattractive.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/black-eyed-susan/black-eyed-susan-flower.htm

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