Fleabane Plants
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How to keep fleabane growing too tall

Zone 4 | shirleyb added on May 1, 2015 | Answered

I have fleabane, a lavender ray, yellow center wild flower. It can grow to 3 feet tall. I would like to have it at least 1/2 that size so as to create more of a carpet effect. When could I cut it and yet allow it to produce blooms in fall? It is a great last meal before winter for bees, butterflies and moths.

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shelley
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Answered on May 2, 2015

You can cut it back by half but wait until after the first flowering period. Cutting the fleabane back in this way will encourage a second round of flowers. Afterwards, it can then be cut to the ground in the autumn.

For more information on fleabane, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fleabane/daisy-fleabane-growing.htm

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