deadheading - Knowledgebase Question

Lexington, So
Question by mcollier2
April 29, 2009
when I deadhead a spent flower do I cut just the flower or the entire stem

Answer from NGA
April 29, 2009


It depends upon the plant but usually you just remove the flower where it joins the stem. In plants such as petunias, you can take some of the stem, as well. This will encourage multiple stems to grow and each will produce a flower. Best wishes with your plants!

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