Should I cut Dusty Miller plants?

burry(7 Maryland)March 29, 2009

My Dusty Millers have made it through the winter. Should I cut them back now and how much? They look pretty bad.

Thanks.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

when in doubt .... wait until you see new growth.. and then cut above such ...

ken

    Bookmark   April 7, 2009 at 2:35PM
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magothyrivergirl

I asked this same question last year - also in MD - I cut off the ulgy parts - I was brutal - and they filled out nicely. I also cut and moved some - they also were fine.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2009 at 4:06PM
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cyrus_gardner(8)

If the root system is healthy, cutting back that old growth is not going to hurt anything but instead you'll get new bright growth. My neighbor had some.They looked very ugly. About a month or so ago I said to him "why don't you cut them back?" He was hesitant at first but he finally decided to trim them. Now they are healtier,bushier and shinier greenish silver.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2009 at 11:15PM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

Mine also survived the winter here..shocking I know and with no mulch to boot. Every year I lose some snapdragons while others come back leaps and bounds, but never imagined Dusty Miller would survive :O
I just cut mine back after new growth started and they are doing just fine :)

Vera

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 9:19AM
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