Winter care I live in Pennsylvania should I trim back my Astilbe plant for the winter I just planted it this summer and it is about 24 inches high how far should I trim it back ? Thank you
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Astilbe can be optionally cut back after the foliage has died and turned brown. Or, you can wait until spring and then clear away the old foliage. Don't trim closer than 2 inches from the ground to avoid damaging next year's buds.