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When do i cut my Phlox back,or do i just leave it
to die down?



I tend to leave them alone and then trim back in the spring. however if you like the tidy look then cut down late nov so there is a couple of inches of stalk left to mark their place.

1 Oct, 2010


Yes I agree, in the spring you will see new growth appearing amongst the dead stalks, that is a good time to remove the old growth, if you have cut back you just pull the dried stalks out in the summer or late spring.

1 Oct, 2010


I do cut mine back at this time of year, and then spread home-made compost around to feed the soil. The worms take it down for me. I also shift some clumps around, or split them, so it's easier when they're cut back.

1 Oct, 2010


Thank you all for your quick responses..........i will keep this all in mind,for
things to do, once i am back on my 2 feet once again!! `You have all been
very helpful... : ~ ))

2 Oct, 2010

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