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Q.When Should I Cut Back A Butterfly Plant

Zone V93 K5Y6 | Anonymous added on January 24, 2023 | Answered

I have a butterfly plant which is extremely tall (15 feet approx). I had very little flowers on it last year. Should I cut it back, if so when. Also it has alot of ivy growing up along the truck of it, should I get rid of that.

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Answered on January 24, 2023

Yes, remove the ivy and, in late winter or early spring, cut it down to about 1 foot from the ground. It blooms on new growth, so there is no need to keep last year's branches.


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