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From: Nancy Sterk
Crystal Lake, IL
First year owning a Red Cardinal Flower, just wondering if I need to cut it back for the winter?

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From: James Schmidt
Extension Specialist, Home Horticulture/4-H
Department of Crop Sciences
It's best to cut cardinal flower back in the spring. It would, however, benefit from having a light mulch placed at the base for the winter if you don't have mulch around it already.

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