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You will know that roots have grown because you will see new growth.

Every fall, around late October I cut it down to about a foot, with the first hard frost the whole plant turns black. It doesnt hurt the plant at all, plus I dont like the look of the foliage like that. Every year it is bigger and better. I also trim back lightly after it blooms, for a more compact plant. Jen. Yes. Taller plants that are healthy and vigorous can be trimmed back by half after flowering to decrease their height. Be advised that cutting plants back more the once during the growing season may reduce its vigor.

Can I dig them up and move them? Yes. We’ve written a detailed article on how you can successfully transplant Baptisia. PropagationEstimated Reading Time: 7 mins. End-of-Season Care: The lovely foliage of Baptisia turns black with the first hard frost and the plants fall over by January, so cutting back close to the ground in late autumn during general cleanup is.

Jun 28, Baptisia plants need plenty of sun and once established, are extremely drought tolerant. No pruning is necessary, though some gardeners prefer to remove the dark seed pods as part of their Baptisia plant care regimen. Others like the look of the dark pods and. Sep 29, Q. Baptisia shrubs not blooming. Three years ago I planted two Baptisia australis shrubs and they have yet to bloom. They get at least 8 hrs. of sun daily. Bushes are in excellent condition. Could you give me any information as to why they have not bloomed?

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