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By Louise1

Somerset, United Kingdom

My Monarda Are Leggy.
I have 4 Monarda 'Prairie Nacht' which were planted about 18months ago, last year they were a nicely bushy plant but this year, they're currently about 2' high, they have no growth at the base - it starts about half way up.
Is this normal for them to be just bare stemmed at the lower half ?

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never grown it, but most herbaceous perennials should be cut to the ground in spring, and I'd be inclined to do that now with these, unless you don't mind the way they look.

2 Jun, 2010


These died back down completely in the winter Bamboo, this is all new growth, would you still cut them back ?

2 Jun, 2010


Yes I would, but then I'm just ruthless like that - if they don't perform well, they get a cut as a second chance!

2 Jun, 2010


its the 'chelsea chop' Louise.

2 Jun, 2010


Ah, is that what that means, Seaburngirl, I keep hearing that phrase - I've obviously been doing it for years, lol!

2 Jun, 2010


Won't this mean that i lose all the flowers that are to come though ?

2 Jun, 2010


They'll come through later, admittedly, but if you're anxious about doing it, leave them alone.

2 Jun, 2010

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