Phlox
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Please help me identify these 2 perennials….

Zone DE6 3JW | kentishman58 added on March 15, 2019 | Answered

Both of the plants have flowered over winter, one with blue/purple flowers and the other with sort of maroon...Should i prune them back now in early Spring? Thanks

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 17, 2019

I believe you have Phlox and Peony here in these images.
Yes, it looks like they are leggy and could use a good clean up.
Prune back the Phlox to about 6 inches from the ground. The Peony should actually die back naturally.
These articles will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/phlox/growing-garden-phlox.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/peony/peony-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/peony/peony-pruning.htm

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