Plant Talk - Gardening Forums

Cransbill, Rozanne

For help in growing and maintaining your favourite plants, from sowing seeds and staking perennials to pruning roses, shrubs and trees, join the discussion.

Cransbill, Rozanne

Postby mebbie » Jul 02, 2012 1:54 pm

Hi this plant has been beautiful for the past 2 years. This year it has grown long and leggy and looks weedy. Can it be sheared back and still recover this season?
Thank you
User avatar
Posts: 143
Joined: Jan 05, 2007 7:53 pm

Re: Cransbill, Rozanne

Postby Eeyore » Jul 02, 2012 10:40 pm

I would think so. Cranesbill are pretty forgiving.
AB, Zone 3A
“Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.” ` James Arthur Baldwin"
User avatar
Posts: 11182
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 10:47 pm
Location: AB, Zone 3A

Re: Cransbill, Rozanne

Postby B_BQ » Jul 03, 2012 8:47 am

I would think so too. Yesterday I pulled out handfuls of them. They wander all over my garden and I'm forever pulling the stragglers out, so I would think a haircut shouldn't bother them at all.

Zone 5b
South/Central Ontario

Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day
~ Author Unknown
User avatar
Posts: 6853
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 1:59 pm
Location: Bay of Quinte, SE Ontario Zone 5a/b

Re: Cransbill, Rozanne

Postby Peggy2296 » Jul 03, 2012 1:10 pm

My Cranesbills are one of the only plants to have survived the years of darkness on my property. I doubt much could kill them.
User avatar
Posts: 79
Joined: May 06, 2012 11:38 pm

Re: Cransbill, Rozanne

Postby orchidguy » Jul 04, 2012 12:15 pm

Most of the cranebills are quite weedy here, producing seedlings all over the place, but the nice thing is I've noticed that most breed true from seed. even the double plenum.
They can be cut down with no ill effects, and I had the same problem as you a few years back ( growing way too tall) so I cut them back and reduced the amount of fertilizer given (good old aged poop from the barn) They came back beautifully.
I've now cut back on the fertilization of all the beds for the past few years, and the plants have all grown and bloomed beautifully for me.
User avatar
Posts: 1407
Joined: Aug 26, 2008 7:48 pm

Return to Plant Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests

Follow Style At Home Online



Latest Contests

more contests