The Q&A Archives: When To Remove Brown Flower On Gardenia

Question: My Gardenia is blooming beautifully. The second day the flower turns brown. Should I pull it off or should it be left on the plant to dead head itself?

Answer: I like to keep my gardenia looking trim and tidy so I cut the spent flowers off as soon as they begin to brown. You can cut part of the stem away, too, and effectively prune your plant while you're deadheading. Enjoy the wonderful fragrance of your gardenia!

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