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by buzylady on May 25, 2006 06:11 AM
Can anyone tell me , can I trim my creeping flox? It is about done blooming and had spread and has covered other plants and the rock pathway. Under the green is woody and brown. If I cut it back will it be alright? It is really pretty when blooming.

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by alankhart on May 25, 2006 10:31 AM
The best time to trim your phlox is right after it blooms, so now is the time to do it. Cut it back by about half to make it look tidier and you can also cut away the parts that have covered what you don't want covered. It grows back rather quickly, so you might need to trim it again if it grows out of bounds.

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by buzylady on May 25, 2006 04:37 PM
Great! Thanks soo much.

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by johnCT on May 26, 2006 02:24 AM
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Originally posted by buzylady:
If I cut it back will it be alright?
Oh it will be alright FOR SURE! I finally ripped out the last of my phlox this past weekend. I love the way it looks when it flowers, but I just got sick of the ratty look of the foliage the rest of the year. Not to mention the way it just continued to spread and spread. Trust me, you can hack it back to almost nothing and it will come back.

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