Cleaning Up Perennials at End of Season?

Every fall, I'm unsure of what's best to clean-up perennials like Black-Eyed Suzies and cone flower or echinacea. Sometimes, the plants have not returned the following year.


How do I ensure I will have these plants the following season? Mass planting of rudbeckia.
Closeup of echinacea.

By Pat C

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September 25, 20131 found this helpful

I cut-back both of these plants in the fall (Michigan).

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November 11, 20141 found this helpful

I live in zone 5. I leave purple cone flowers and other perennials in my garden until spring. I never have a problem with them coming back year after year. Hope this helps you.

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September 9, 20190 found this helpful

The black-eyed Susan will self-seed, ensuring plants next spring so don't cut back until seeds have had a chance fall from flower heads. Also, leave the seed heads to feed birds in the winter. Cone flowers should come back no matter when you cut them back.

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