The Q&A Archives: Deadheading

Question: What does deadheading mean?

Answer: Deadheading simply means removing spent or dead flower blossoms on annuals and some perennials. This delays the plant from going to seed, and thus promotes a longer bloom season. You can pinch them off with your fingers or use scissors/clippers if you prefer. Some perennials would be cut back to the base of the flower stalk to encourage a second bloom period. I hope this helps with your flowers!

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