September 9, 2011 by Sandra Jonas ELECTRIC POKE I love the electric poke weed! How can I cut it down? How can I leave it?! How can I cut it down?! It is brilliant with the yellow berries of Viburnum dilatatum ‘Michael Dodge’. I’ll deal with it when I deal with the Purple Perilla… Both are thugs! The No- show at this party…the purple clematis.