Yes, and you can put those cuttings in a glass of water and they will root.
I generally start out with one plant in the spring and end up with several
dozen tucked all over the place by doing just that.
That is how we over winter our double impatiens. However we do this
in late fall before frost . They look bit funky but in 3 weeks they may
be happy again. They live by our kitchen sink Sept.- May 15 ish.
This depends a lot on the type of plant. I would guess most woody
perennials could handle a little trim, but you might want to post a
bit more detail.
Bizzy Lizzy is the old fashioned name for Impatiens. I'm going to assume
that was what was asked about.
Also known as impatiens, these are generally treated as annuals. Yes,
you may cut them back, especially if you leave foliage below the cut.
This will make them more bushy.
However, leggy impatiens generally occurs if they get too much
fertilizer or not enough light. In my area, impatiens cannot take
full-day sun in the summer; it gets too hot. But they do appreciate
strong indirect light and even early morning or late afternoon sun (but
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean
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