Perennial Begonias

Asked September 13, 2018, 3:57 PM EDT

My house is being painted and the begonias are right in front of a large window that comes down almost to the ground. I am going to have to cut the begonias back next week so the painters can get to the window frame. Will I lose the begonias or will they come back? Thank you. Annie Shimp Prospect, KY Zone 6

Oldham County Kentucky horticulture

2 Responses

Begonias are considered annuals for Kentucky and therefore not likely to make it through the winter.

Sorry, I just noticed you said perennial begonias. In this case you should not affect the hardiness of the begonias by pruning. However, try to prune as minimal as possible.