preparation for winter - perennials

Asked November 17, 2016, 9:52 AM EST

Hello! I planted a few perennials this summer...columbine, cone flowers, iris and black eyed susan. Should i cut them back? cover with anything? Thank you, Judy

Hennepin County Minnesota winter protection perennials

1 Response

We recommend leaving them until Spring since they provide winter interest plus birds will find any remaining seed. The plants also trap snow thereby providing insulation against frost. Here is a link to more information.
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/landscaping/maint/perennials.html