I have some silver mound artemisia, speedwell and euphorbia planted in a bed on the south side of my house, which gets the full sun all day. There was a bush that was at that end of the bed that shaded just the area where the artemisia and speedwell are planted in the late afternoon. The artemisia and speedwell are growing at an angle with the top of the plant pointing to the south instead in a round mound or straight up. It kind of looks like something was maybe laying on them but there are no broken stems. The euphorbia is standing up but is separating in the center; however, there are some broken parts in the middle so something might have laid in it. We also had a mild winter and went into some extremely hot weather in spring. I not sure how if I can cut back the plants to start them over at this time or what I should do to make them stand up or grow correctly. What would you suggest trying? Thank you
Yes, trimming keeps the plant tidy and helps it maintain its mounding shape and avoid splitting.
How and when to divide silver mound plants?
You can actually dig up the entire clump and divide it into two or more sections with a shovel, depending on its size. Fall is a good time for this or you can wait until spring, just as new growth appears and before it gets too large.
What do I do with Silver Mound for the winter months? Do I trim down or just leave as they are for the winter? Thank you!
You normally trim back the plant around the middle of summer to get rid of spent blooms and improve its appearance. This plant doesn't require any special care over winter as it will die back and regrow in spring. If it looks ragged, however, you can trim it back some.
What care to do with silver mounds in the fall (upstate NY)?
You normally trim back the plant around the middle of summer to get rid of spent blooms and improve its appearance. This plant doesn't require any special care over winter as it will die back and regrow in spring. If it looks ragged, however, you can trim it back some in fall.
My silver mound is starting to split but it is really pretty. What can I do for the splitting? Thanks and please let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org
Soil conditions can be the cause of splitting. Dividing the plant will correct the growing pattern.
Here is a link with more information.
To what extent is the silver mound plant cut back? What if it now shows evidence of "splitting"?
This article will help you.
can I ask you I have two of them and what do you do if they start splitting in the middle please let me know right now they are just pretty thanks I be happy to here from your respond thanks email@example.com
This could be due to the soil condition, this article will give you some ideas on what to do and how to prevent it from happening again: