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by Susan McGovern
on February 9, 2023 at 8:12 PM
Should all/most perennials be cut back (I was told to two inches high).  
Thanks for terrific information!
Reply by Melissa G. Womack
on February 10, 2023 at 9:56 AM
We cut back some perennials but not all (some only need light pruning). Cutting back can be an important practice for perennials that are prone to mildew, have experienced a hard frost, to rejuvenate the plant, or to maintain a clumping habit. UC Master Gardener volunteers can help advise on what to prune back, find your local program here:
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