do you clip these to the base?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by RonWin, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
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    as title asks,
    pictures posted

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  2. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes. That's a coneflower, it won't hurt anything at this stage and it will come back for you next year.
     
  3. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes and if you want more sprinkle the seeds and work them into the ground.
    VO
     
  4. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
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    same as the haste's next to them on the left right?
     
  5. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    As soon as those hosta's have frost burn cut them off at the base.
     
  6. TTS

    TTS LawnSite Senior Member
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    As soon as I say this someone will probably prove me wrong with the exception to the rule but the easy way to look at it is where do the flowers grow and where do the chutes that support them come from. If it's coming off a woody part of the plant it's old growth, a green stem is new growth. If they bloom on new growth that goes straight to the root ball (which these flowers do) you can cut them all the way back and they will come back next year presuming you wait and only cut them off after they're dead. If you cut them too early you can stunt them for a year but once they're dead you can cut them.
     

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