Deadheading - Knowledgebase Question

Minneapolis, Mi
Question by rikkutcher
May 23, 2009
Please explain what deadheading is. Thanks.

Answer from NGA
May 23, 2009


Deadheading simply means removing spent blooms. The main reasons for deadheading are to prevent seed formation and thereby conserve the plant's energy, and also to make the plants look tidier in the garden. Some perennials and most annual flowers will have extended bloom periods if you are diligent about removing blossoms before they go to seed. Hope this answers your question.

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