When To Remove Brown Flower On Gardenia - Knowledgebase Question

Parksville, BC
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Question by johnhlg
June 27, 2003
My Gardenia is blooming beautifully. The second day the flower turns brown. Should I pull it off or should it be left on the plant to dead head itself?

Answer from NGA
June 27, 2003
I like to keep my gardenia looking trim and tidy so I cut the spent flowers off as soon as they begin to brown. You can cut part of the stem away, too, and effectively prune your plant while you're deadheading. Enjoy the wonderful fragrance of your gardenia!

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