Heather Plants

Pruning Mexican Heather

KayJay99 added on October 22, 2017 | Answered

I grew two beautiful Mexican Heather plants in a rock garden. The problem is that they have gotten too big for the space that is next to the deck. I don’t mind that they spill over the deck but rather that they have started to overrun other plants that were planted approximately 2 feet from them. I don’t know how or if I can trim them back or if now is a good time to do it. I believe that I’m in zone 8B (northern Florida) and still experiencing hotter temperatures. I’ve read anytime is good in this area except right before the frost (generally Jan-Feb) but they are currently well filled out with lots of flowers. Can you enlighten me on how and when is good to prune?

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Answered on October 23, 2017

The best time to prune is in the spring, in this case. I would wait until then. Here is an article that will give you more information on the care of these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/false-heather/growing-mexican-heather-plants.htm

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