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Q.Should Pentas Be Cut Back Periodically Nd If So When?

Zone Bradenton, Florida 34211 | warrenkepp added on March 7, 2022 | Answered

My pentas are about 2 years old 3 feet tall. I dead head regularly and blooming continues. However, the plants are getting woody and not so lush,, Should they be cut back?

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Answered on March 7, 2022

Yes, if they are getting woody you can cut them back to within a few inches of the ground in the fall. Since spring is coming up, it won't hurt to cut them back now, as far as you need to.

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