Deadheading - Knowledgebase Question

Iola, KS
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Question by rotts0
May 20, 2000
When deadheading peonies, etc. how much do you remove, Just the faded flower part or the whole head or do you snip a little or the stem too?

Answer from NGA
May 20, 2000
On peonies, you would remove the entire flower and a portion of the stem, cutting just above a leaf. Many perennials would be treated thesame way, although some can also be sheared once the majority of blooms have faded.

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