The Q&A Archives: Deadheading nemesia

Question: How do I deadhead Nemesia Fruticans Aromatica and when do I know it's time to do it? Right now all my blossoms are starting to drop, but there is a little bunch of tiny green buds at the very top of the stems. Are these seeds or flower buds?

Answer: Nemesia is considered self-cleaning which means no deadheading is required. The little green buds are indeed seedheads but not all of the seeds are viable, so trying to save the seeds is usually not worth the effort. If you'd rather cut away the spent flowers and their stems, you can do so, but for the most part they will wither and fall away from the plant.

Best wishes with your flowers!

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