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I have a Michaelmas Daisy (Bahamas) that is about 4 years old. The plant has flowered profusely every year. This year it grew quite healthily to a height of about 3 ft. No buds or flowers appeared & the plant began to go brown & wither from ground level upwards.
Rightly or wrongly I have cut the plant back to ground level.
Why hasn't the plant fowered & have I done the right thing by cutting it back?
cutting it back was probably a good move, it wouldn't have looked much in flower if it had got that far not with brown leaves.
I find the traditional MDs do this a lot for me, I blamed my dry soil and stopped growing them.
I do better with some of the other species of aster, though 'Monch' which a lot of people recommend doesn't do well for me
I grow aster 'little Carlow' and that does well, all others seem to suffer with mildew.
They all dislike drying out,too much ...when they do they show they are unhappy. However, Little Carlow amd Frikartii Monch are very resistant to diseases