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Tradescantia a. Osprey advice please!
Bought this at Kew last summer. It has overwintered in the ground but is very leggy with no new growth lower down. Should I cut it back and lose all the leaves or leave it and hope it bushes out later?



This one's listed as a herbaceous perennial, so it just goes to show the winter must have been mild if its still got growth from last year. I'd cut it down now. Otherwise, care suggestions say cut after flowering.

18 Mar, 2012


Thank you Bamboo, I had you in mind to answer me!
A bit scary to cut right back with no shoots visible, but I'll take courage.

18 Mar, 2012

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