Pruning Turks Cap

runjbellsFebruary 19, 2010

This is the first time in 7 years that my Turk's Cap has lost its leaves during the winter. Should I prune it down to the ground? Wait until I see new growth and then prune or just leave it alone?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I've been pruning mine back a bit. Hard to know how far to prune it, so I just guessimated.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2010 at 7:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I would wait to do any prunning we are still in winter mode. If you have a warming period and your Malvaviscus
(Turks Cap) puts on new growth. Pruning can make your
plants come back pre- maturely. Our last frost date is
March 31. Besides being Turks Cap like warmer soils it
would be better to waituntil later.The plant will respond
better to prunning at that time.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2010 at 7:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Turk's Cap freezes to the ground here every winter, so I know it'll come back even if you cut it to the ground.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2010 at 1:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I don't know if it is the proper thing to do or not, but every year, when it starts getting cold, my Turks cap will brown out and look dead. Same thing for my mums. When they do, I cut them to the ground. Both the mums and the Turk's cap come back stronger each spring. This is the 6th spring coming up.....Billy

    Bookmark   February 20, 2010 at 1:14PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Is your Satsuma loaded this year?
Mine isn't, but there's one pictured on the Texas gallery...
roselee z8b S.W. Texas
Everybody Ready for the Deep Freeze?
I *almost* am. watered the potted plants & put...
Do you have plant markers?
Since words and names don't come as easily to my mind...
Seed Starting / Mini Greenhouses
I have been saving the clear plastic containers that...
Gretchen Wood
Need layout help!
Please advise on what plant! Im disgusted with my front...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™