Should I Cut Back Garden Phlox in the Fall After They Have Flowered?

cooter added on October 2, 2012 | Answered

Should I cut back garden phlox in the fall after they have flowered?

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Answered on October 3, 2012

Yes, you can cut the spent flower stems to the ground at any time, but you should generally wait until spring for pruning back the remainder of the plant, just prior to new growth, as this normally triggers the regrowth process. If it is ginning to look unsightly, however, it will not hurt to give them a light trim.

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