Will a hypericum produce a second flush of flowers if I trim it down?
I've forgotten the name of this particular hypericum, but it is a fairly dwarf variety growing to a max height of about a metre. It's quite a young bush so has grown to only about half that tall this summer. It flowered in June/July, and then beautiful red August berries, now turned a far less attractive black. I felt it's performing period was lovely but fleeting. Will it make another flush if I cut it back? If not I might have it out and plant something longer flowering (or berrying there). I'm really seeking small, long performing plants for my garden. I have found some of my fuchsia varieties this year have been perpetual, whilst others have bloomed with poor intermittance. My dwarf (patio) dahlias are always unending and superb, and I recommend them highly to you all. I'd really appreciate suggestions, or being directed to a list. Much thanks.
- 4 Sep, 2009