The Q&A Archives: Deadheading Anemone Coronaria

Question: When one of the flowers dies on my anemone coronaria, do I need to remove it? What is the proper way? Should I cut the stem down to the first set of leaves or should I cut the stem all the way down to the ground?

Answer: Choosing the exact point to make a deadheading cut can seem confusing, since perennials have different flower forms. For most plants, including anemone, all you need to remember is to prune spent flowers and stems back to a point where there's a new lateral flower or bud. If no new flower is apparent, prune the stem back to a lateral leaf.

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