Butterfly Bush Deadheading - Knowledgebase Question

Taunton, MA
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Question by drtdgr
July 24, 1999
I have a new butterfly bush & it has flowered beautifully. Do I deadhead the spent blooms to encourage continued blooms or not?

Answer from NGA
July 24, 1999
If you have the patience, deadheading will definitely help the plant to keep on blooming longer, although the bloom size decreases somewhat later in the season. For the best blooms, make sure your shrub receives plenty of water, also.

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