Deadheading Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Parkersburg, WV
Question by bilmar0
July 25, 1999
Should I trim off the dead flowers and their stems on my hostas and peonies and other perennials? I just bought a house with lots and lots of perennials and don't know what to do with them. I've gotten many answers from family and friends and decided to turn to the experts. Thanks for your help.

Answer from NGA
July 25, 1999


Deadheading serves two purposes; it keeps plants looking tidy, and it stops seed production which promotes additional leaf and flower development. You can cut back the spent flowers and their stems anytime after the flowers fade. Enjoy your new garden!

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