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Can I give my Verbena Bonariensis the Chelsea Chop?

With all the rain at the weekend my nearly 6ft Verbena Bonariensis has been severly battered. I was think about giving it a slightly belated Chelsea Chop. Would it flower again later this year if I just cut it by 50%?

Has anyone done this and had good results?




I would say yes, but wait for a few more and wiser opinions. I think that now is early enough for it to flower again.

14 Jun, 2011


I have to stake mine as they do grow so tall, I dont think you will have flowers of any real interest this year if you do it now, but if they are ruined anyway?

14 Jun, 2011


It may all depend on the weather - if we get a prolonged good warm spell, I still think you are in with a chance.

18 Jun, 2011

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