Consequences pruning back perennials too early

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What may occur if I cut back my perennials too early?

Consequences pruning back perennials too early

If perennials are cut down too early, when they are still actively growing, one concern is that they might put on new growth, use the carbohydrate reserves that were meant for the following season, be hit by a freeze and not return the following year. If in doubt, you are better off to leave the plant unpruned.

   

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