Leggy Verbena

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    Hi,
    Hoping someone can advise me! Last year I planted lots of trailing verbenas and a good few of them have survived the mild winter but are extremely leggy. Just wondering what’s the best thing to do with them to get the most colour from them this summer? Should I cut them back? And if so, by how much? Or us it best to leave them?
    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Hi @Claire McCarthy
    Don't know much about it so I looked it up. You can trim it back but not too much, it all depends on how long it is but I'd just trim the ends and see what happens. Someone else might come along and know more.
     
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        If you are growing them as ground cover then you can leave them be , or trim lightly to encourage bushyness.
        If you have them as trailers in containers etc you can cut back by about half , again to bush them up. Can be done anytime now.
         
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          :dbgrtmb:Apologies, I must have alerts turned off or something, never saw these replies. Yes, I have them as ground cover in a reasonably big flowerbed. I ended up just leaving them and they’re starting to flower now, still leggy but plenty of buds growing :)
           
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