I have a bubblegum pink phlox. When the flowers turn brown do I cut them off? Also, in the winter should I cut it down at all?

I have a bubblegum pink phlox. When the flowers turn brown do I cut them off? Also, in the winter should I cut it down at all?

Bubblegum Pink Phlox is one of my favorites!

I love both the flowers and the name. A trick to getting repeat flowers with perennials is to remove the flowers when they start to turn brown. The plant will then put energy into growing more flowers. I don’t cut back my garden phlox until early spring. Keeping the stalks with help leaves gather around the base. That gives an extra layer of insulation to protect it through winter.

Thanks for writing!

--Amy

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