Answer: Deadheading not only makes a plant more attractive, it encourages new growth and additional blossoms. As tedious as it can be, your plants will reward your efforts. Both Marguerite and Brachycome should provide blooms continuously from spring through summer, whether or not the spent blooms are removed. Perhaps your plants aren't getting the amount of direct sunlight they require. Try moving one of the pots to a spot that gets full sunshine all day to see if there's a difference in the number of blooms it produces, compared to the other plants. In the meantime, feed your plants every two weeks with a diluted liquid fertilizer, and cut the spent blooms from them to encourage additional growth.
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