5. Stag­ger plant height or flow­er­ing time

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For peren­ni­als grow­ing in large groups, you can en­cour­age the plants to ma­ture to dif­fer­ing heights or to bloom at slightly dif­fer­ent times by pinch­ing or cut­ting back. This cre­ates in­ter­est­ing gra­da­tions and ex­tends the bloom time of a plant­ing.

The phlox at the front was pruned early in the sea­son, the one at the back left un­pruned

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