The Q&A Archives: Deadheading

Question: Please explain what deadheading is. Thanks.

Answer: Deadheading simply means removing spent blooms. The main reasons for deadheading are to prevent seed formation and thereby conserve the plant's energy, and also to make the plants look tidier in the garden. Some perennials and most annual flowers will have extended bloom periods if you are diligent about removing blossoms before they go to seed. Hope this answers your question.

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