Best time to prune Verbena Bonariensis

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  1. ennnceee

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    Hello, I have some VB in pots which do quite nicely each year. I do need to repot for next year, and cut down, of course. When is the best time and how far, ideally, should I cut back? Thanks!
     
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    @ennnceee I grow this in borders around the garden, it self seeds happily. I tend to cut it down to about 6 inches above the ground between now and spring as I tidy the borders up.
     
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      We also have ours in the borders (and wherever they seed themselves) and cut them down to 6", but do this when they've finished flowering. I expect them to continue flowering for some weeks yet.
       
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        I still have bees visiting mine and when the seeds are ripe Goldfinches sometimes feed on them so I don't cut mine down until December but anytime after the flowers have died and turning brown will do.:smile:
         
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          Thanks all!
           
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