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30/06/2013 at 14:40

I bought 3 of these gorgeous plants in May and they have flowered continuously since then, but are now nearing the end of their display.  I am confused by the differing advice on garden websites about pruning.  Some say you may get a second flush of flowers if you cut all flowering stems down to the ground.  Some tell you to shear the whole plant to get fresh new leaves.  Does anyone have this plant and can give me some advice from their own experience?

30/06/2013 at 20:36

I would say "cut down to the ground and shear the whole plant" is 6 of one and a half dozen of the other! I would cut it back to about 2 inches from the ground. According to the RHS, it should then grow new leaves and flower again next year.

30/06/2013 at 21:00

Do you mean cut down flowering stems AND foliage to 2" SwissSue?   And if I do that now, will I get new leaves this summer?

01/07/2013 at 12:24

It doesn't look like many people have this beautiful plant, and SwissSue must be out in her garden ..........

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