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This is my first season in gardening so please excuse the basic question.
Should the stems be cut back after flowering? The strong winds have left me with a stem only!

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  • Posted: Wed. 15th July 2009 19:35

What to do with Ligularia

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Paul, The best thing to do with L. 'The Rocket' is to remove the spent flowers after flowering, though some people leave them on so they develop into seedheads, providing winter interest and food for birds. However, on 'The Rocket', this can cause the old leaves to wither. Since you have just one stem, remove any flower heads, and leave it as is right now. It will need all the green bits it has left for photosynthesis. Right before winter, when the leaves start looking mucky, go ahead and cut it back.
Good luck!
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Wed. 15th July 2009 22:14


Reply from Paul Graham

Thanks Kathy.

  • Posted: Thu. 16th July 2009 20:30