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Erysimum 'Apricot Twist'
#92883 March 17th, 2007 at 08:21 PM
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Just found some at Lowe's today...beautiful apricot/orange flowers! Bought 'Bowles Mauve' last year and it's starting to bloom again now. Question: can they be cut back? They tend to look a little leggy after a while.

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#92884 March 17th, 2007 at 08:29 PM
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Might be a good question for Michael, He posted a picture of his in blooming fine in Gardenchat!!
It sure is a pretty flower!!

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#92885 March 17th, 2007 at 10:41 PM
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Yes! It can be cut back. Hopefully it isn't sprouting so quickly. So you can cut it. Usually cut when it isn't sprouting...

I always cut back when it is in dormancy. But I understand what you mean by it can get a little leggy. lol

Thanks Diane! =]

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#92886 March 17th, 2007 at 10:45 PM
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thumbup Micheal!! flw

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#92887 March 18th, 2007 at 01:57 PM
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Thanks Michael! How far back do you usually cut yours? The ones I bought already have buds, so I don't want to cut them back now...rather wait until after they bloom.

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#92888 March 18th, 2007 at 04:56 PM
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Yes, wait until blooms dry out. Do it in winter when it isn't growing. I usually cut where I start seeing small sprouts at. That's not to far down, but not showing all the leggyness.

Lets just say this, make it look like a small bush....
I'll post a pic of mines. I cut it back this year I think in late december. I will post a picture of it currently.

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#92889 March 19th, 2007 at 04:02 AM
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Alright here you go.

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#92890 March 19th, 2007 at 04:02 PM
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Wow! Yours look really nice...mine look a little leggy compared to yours. I will definitely cut them back later. Thanks!


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