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I forgot what this plant is but what to do with it?

It is so tall and heavy I had to stakes holding it up. I decided to cut it off today. Right or wrong?

  • Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey
    Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey Castaic, CA
    on Jul 16, 2017

    I can't tell what it is, but I would have at least cut it back too. See what happens now or wait for new growth come spring and maybe give it a trellis or arbor to cover.

  • Gayle Tucker
    Gayle Tucker Rexford, MT
    on Jul 16, 2017

    Never hurts to give a plant a haircut. Don't cut so much that you send it into shock but you can probably cut off 20 inches without doing nay harm.

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro Smithtown, NY
    on Jul 16, 2017

    looks like tourenia (wish bone flower) here it is a annual.Location was not specified ,cut it back keep in the shade and let mother nature do its job

  • Colleen Moodie
    Colleen Moodie
    on Jul 16, 2017

    It looks like perennial geranium (cranesbill). You can shear it right back.

  • Robin Corzilius
    Robin Corzilius Cherokee, IA
    on Jul 17, 2017

    I was thinking it was a perennial geranium too, I live in Iowa. I have another one with the same leaf, I know that it is a geranium but it has not flowered and is suppose to be more of a ground cover. I may have to do a trellis next year. It will have to be moved for that.

  • Joanne Kolson
    Joanne Kolson Fairview, PA
    on Jul 17, 2017

    Looks like a cranesbill, I agree. Cut it back you can't harm it. It will be fine.

  • Robin Corzilius
    Robin Corzilius Cherokee, IA
    on Jul 17, 2017

    I belong to a garden club and in Sept we have a plant exchange, that is where this came from. The women don't always know what the plants they are sharing are called. Thank you everyone for your help. Now if it would just RAIN!

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