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Pruning Annuals – July/Aug

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In July or early August, I often cut back early planted annuals that are getting leggy to keep them looking good into the fall. Trailing or ground-cover-type petunias in containers at my house often get this treatment.  What other annual do you cut back in your garden?  What tips do you have?


  1. GraceAL | | #1

    Do you think Cuphea bloom again if it is cut back in August?

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      DrPulte_Moderator | | #2

      I think it can be done, but I would not cut cuphea back very hard!

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    marti_n_midwest_moderator | | #3

    Coleus should be clipped back regularly to stay lush and keep their color strong. If you don’t they just get leggy and flop over.

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