Re: Shasta Daisies which are too tall

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Posted by Newt on July 21, 2003 at 19:12:48:

In Reply to: Shasta Daisies which are too tall posted by merri on July 15, 2003 at 12:41:31:

: I have a few clumps of shasta daisies (superbum, Becky) which are just too tall and obstruct my peonies in the back. Would it be wise to cut them back early in the season before they set bud next spring? I certainly don't want to relocate the peonies and would rather not have to relocate the shastas. Ideas?

Hi Merri,
Yes, you could cut back the daisies when they are about 10" tall. Just cut them by half. It will also take longer for them to bloom. Some plants just want to be a certain height, but I do this with an aster that gets 6' tall that I don't want to move. For many plants, the general rule is to keep pinching them until July 4th if they bloom in late July or later.

Regards,
Newt

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