Black Eyed Susan dead-heading - Knowledgebase Question

Staten Island, Ne
Question by mlyledavis
August 20, 2010
Black Eyed Susan dead-heading: How to cut to promote more flowering? If multiple flowers on a stem I cut only the dead flower part of the stem. If there are no more flowers on the stem do I cut the entire stem to the base or only to the next leaf, or how?
Thanks for the help.


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Answer from NGA
August 20, 2010

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You can remove individual flowers as they fade or you can wait until all the flowers on the same stem are spent and remove them all at the same time. Cut the stem down to a set of leaves and it will branch out and develop new stems and new flowers. I cut the stems on mine at random lengths. I think it makes the plant look more natural, but you can cut yours all at the same length if you'd like. Enjoy your garden!

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