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Should I leave my Lamb's Ear alone over the winter?

Posted by eholmes1 ME (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 7, 12 at 9:03

I'm not sure what to do with my lamb's ear plants over the winter. I've been reading that I should only trim dead leaves. By the time spring rolls around, all of the leaves are dead and slimy looking from sitting under snow all winter.

Can I cut the plant back to the ground in the fall? Or will that kill my plant? I think I cut the plants to the ground last year, but I can't remember.


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RE: Should I leave my Lamb's Ear alone over the winter?

I just leave mine alone because I do very little garden clean up in the fall. In the spring, you can rake the dead leaves away. You might have to cut some areas but you'll see new growth coming up. That should be your goal. Get the old leaves cleaned up before raking will do much damage to the new growth.


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RE: Should I leave my Lamb's Ear alone over the winter?

I don't do anything with them in fall, but as defrost says, in very early spring, before any new growth shows up, I trim and clean them up. I don't know what zone you're in, but I'm in zone 6B and they do fine here for me.

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RE: Should I leave my Lamb's Ear alone over the winter?

Thank you! I will leave them alone and clean them up in the spring.


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