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Q.too tall Japanese anemone

Zone V7K 2P2 | Anonymous added on July 29, 2020 | Answered

Hello – is it possible to somehow stunt the growth of a Japanese Anemone?? For instance, when mine start to grow in the spring, could I cut them back before I see flowers or buds??

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Answered on July 30, 2020

I only see mention of cutting them back in the fall. Some articles say they don't need staking, others say they do.
You might sacrifice blooms if you cut them back before flowering and interrupt the bloom cycle. You can try dividing your plant in spring. Then cut back one plant and leave the other and see how the cut one performs.

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