deadheading petunias - Knowledgebase Question

Clarksville, Te
Question by skipandann
June 12, 2009
When deadheading petunias, do you remove the remaining seed head or just the actual dead flower petal?

Answer from NGA
June 12, 2009


When you deadhead petunias, pinch off the spent flower along with some of the stem. The purpose of deadheading is to keep the plant from developing seeds. If you do this regularly, your plant will continue to grow and flower. If you allow the spent flowers to develop seeds, the plant will use its energy to make seeds instead of new flowers. Pinching off the stem will encourage your petunia to produce two new stems where there once was only one, and each new stem will develop a flower. Regularly pinching the stems and spent flowers will result in a dense and bushy plant with lots of blooms. Enjoy!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Alteri Lily"