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I have a couple of campanula I planted last spring and they have settled into lovely mounds. The flowers are jsut about done now. Should I cut these back. I have read that they should be cut to 2 - 4 inches and given a winter coating of mulch. However I would like a second opinion on that.
Many thanks.

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  • Posted: Mon. 15th November 2010 14:46

Re: Cutting back for winter

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Helen,
If you are using C. poscharskyana as a ground cover, I would cut it down to the basal foliage - not completely to the ground. I would especially do this now if the leaves are looking tatty or if the plant is open in the centre. The basal leaves should remain semi-evergreen or evergreen depending on where you live. Then cut back any dead doliage in spring if needed. Mulch isn't a bad idea for winter since they don't like too much winter wet.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 15th November 2010 18:33

Re: Re: Cutting back for winter

Reply from HELEN

Thank you again Kathy. I will get that done today.

  • Posted: Tue. 16th November 2010 07:56