Sunflower Care - Knowledgebase Question

Island Hts, NJ
Question by RathLori
August 16, 1999
How do you care for the sunflowers after they bloom?? When they begin to die should I cut the flower off and if so, how far back? I have Pacino Sunflowers..they are 18 inches high and have multiple blossoms.. Thanks, Lori


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Answer from NGA
August 16, 1999

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Cutting off the spent blooms will help make the plants look tidier and may encourage additional blooming, but it will also remove the seedheads -- these are a big attraction for the birds later in the season so you may want to keep them. When you cut, cut only a much as you need to in order to make the plant look tidy.

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