How to Deadhead - Knowledgebase Question

ellicott city, md
Question by LMAlvarina
June 22, 2007
How exactly do you

Answer from NGA
June 22, 2007


In general, deadheading is removing the flowering stem from the plant. If you just remove the spent blossom, you'll end up with a dead stem; nothing else will grow on that stem. On some plants, such as geraniums, you can snap off the entire flowering stem where it attaches to the rest of the plant; with other plants, you'll need to cut the flowering stem back to a set of leaves (roses, for instance). Hope this clarifies things for you!

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