I have half a dozen spurge (Bonfire) plants in their second year. I trimmed...
I have half a dozen spurge (Bonfire) plants in their second year. I trimmed them back but I think I waited too long because now they are very leggy and falling open in the center. Should I just trim the tops or trim back to the ground? Won't make that mistake next year! THanks for your help!
Harford County Maryland
Plants can be sheared back by one third and shaped after flowering but before seeds mature. Plants are heavy seeders and shearing takes care of deadheading and produces a nicely shaped plant that is less likely to open up in the center. They produce a sticky milky sap that can cause severe skin irritation in sensitive individuals. It is best to wear latex gloves when pruning.