Skullcap Plants
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trimming skullcaps

Zone Boerne, TX | benisalva1 added on February 10, 2016 | Answered

I have several skullcap plants which are about 2 feet tall but they are rather spindly. I would like to trim them about 3 to 4 inches to make them bushier and fuller. Is this too much trimming? When should it be done? I live in Boerne, Texas. I also have a very large "golden showers" bush (about 6 feet tall) right in front of a window. It is getting leggy and spindly. I would like to trim it by about a foot all around. Is this too much trimming? When should it be done? Thanks for your reply.

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on February 11, 2016

    Prune back the Skullcap plant by one-half in early spring, before the new growth starts. Make the cuts just above a leaf grouping.
    In summer deadhead spent blossoms to encourage more blooms.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/skullcap-plants/skullcap-plant-care.htm

    Here is a link for pruning information for your Rose bush.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/pruning-climbing-roses.htm

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on February 11, 2016

    Prune back the Skullcap plant by one-half in early spring, before the new growth starts. Make the cuts just above a leave grouping.
    In summer deadhead spent blossoms to encourage more blooms.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/skullcap-plants/skullcap-plant-care.htm

    Here is a link for pruning information for your Rose bush.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/pruning-climbing-roses.htm

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