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

Answer from NGA
August 16, 1999


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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