This is my 3rd year with "her". She's grown, a lot. Last year, as promised, she bloomed all summer into fall, with the gorgeous fall color. This year, I decided she was looking a bit "leggy" or something, so I got the (not so brilliant?) idea to deadhead, then prune back to a nice large rounded shape. This was about 6 (or more?) weeks ago.
She remains in her LARGE (over 2'x2' spread, how big does she get?)nicely rounded shape. But she hasn't flowered, or even hinted at a bud, since the "deadheading".
Is this one you DONT deadhead, even if seeming a bit scraggly? Or is this just a wierd summer? She has sun, plenty of water, soil that's probably too rich (thus her growth).
Does/has anyone else experienced this? Or is this a type of perennial that has some "off" years? (Also, at the time I was trying to propogate, then gave up)....
How big does she get? Does anyone ever successfully divide in early spring? If not, I'll have to move lots of plants around her.
I still love her, just... she decided to stop blooming maybe in July...
Thanks for any responses!