Pinching Perennials

The following is a list of perennials that can be pinched to control growth, make them bushier or delay flowering. Pinching is definitely recommended for plants marked with an asterisk (*).

  • Agastache
  • Amsonia
  • Anthemis
  • Artemisia *
  • Asclepias
  • Aster *
  • Baptisia
  • Boltonia
  • Calamintha
  • Campanula
  • Echinacea
  • Echinops
  • Erigeron
  • Eupatorium
  • Gaura
  • Helenium
  • Helianthus
  • Heliopsis
  • Hesperis
  • Hibiscus
  • Knautia
  • Leucanthemum *
  • Linaria
  • Linum
  • Lychnis
  • Lysimachia
  • Malva
  • Monarda
  • Nepeta
  • Perovskia
  • Phlox *
  • Physostegia
  • Platycodon
  • Rudbeckia
  • Sedum
  • Solidago
  • Veronica
  • Veronicastrum