Deadhead Canna Lillies - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by concrete_blo
July 27, 1999
Should I cut the flowers off of my canna lily when they start to dry up and look bad?


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Answer from NGA
July 27, 1999
It won't hurt your Cannas at all to remove the spent flowers and stalks. Try making a clean cut just below the tops of the foliage, but don't cut the foliage down. Removing the spent flowering stalk will divert the plant's energy into maintaining the foliage, and your plants will look much neater!

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