Question by  eatanassovaolcom (21)

How do you care for perennial flowering vines?

I have several perennial flowering vines that are growing on the side of my home, I want to cut them back but am afraid that doing so will kill them.


Answer by  gardener (176)

If the vine is perennial (dies back to the ground each winter), simply remove dead pieces each spring. If it is woody, it should usually be pruned after flowering.


Answer by  smoothedge69 (56)

You should cut your vines in the fall, when it is not too hot. Do not cut more than a third of their foliage off. That may shock them.


Answer by  sharpe72 (214)

Yes, prune those flowering vines. The rules are if it is a spring flowering vine, cut the vine back right after flowering. Other vines need to be cut back in the fall after their foliage have dropped. This will not kill them, in fact the vine needs to be rid of damaged or old growth.


Answer by  simna (473)

Perennial means existing for a long time. In order to make it active we want to cut or remove the dead pieces in each spring season.There is no need to give extra care for this flowering plant. It has high resistance power. It will grow year after year that means it will come back every year.


Answer by  margiep (422)

Cutting back vines actually promotes growth. Cutting them back would be something to do right before spring starts. Do not cut them all the way to the root, but rather just cut them away from the house.

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