Jo F
Jo F
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Asked on Nov 12, 2012

Perennial plant - agura

360 Sod (Donna Dixson)Jo F
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I live in Raleigh NC. What is best for the plan agura (SP?). Should they be cut back? If so, what ifs the best time. A large one has stopped blooming and resembles a large tumbleweed :)
5 answers
  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Nov 12, 2012

    Are you asking about Gaura (Whirling Butterflies) maybe?

  • Jo F
    on Nov 12, 2012

    Yes! That's it.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Nov 12, 2012

    Jo, does it have any new growth at the base of the plant? If so you might as well go ahead and cut it back to that newer looking growth. If it doesn't I would wait until there is absolutely no hope of a really warm spell that might kick it back into new growth. Because if that happens it might damage the plant for next spring. If you think you won't get any more weeks of warm, go ahead a whack away!

  • Jo F
    on Nov 12, 2012

    Thanks - I have some small ones that are still blooming - so I'll wait until it gets and stays cold before cutting them all back - to what height?

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Nov 12, 2012

    If they are straggly you can chop them to the ground.

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