Deadheading Perennials - Knowledgebase Question

Oak Forest, Il
Question by jkerkla
June 30, 2010
Hi - Quick question regard columbine and dianthus...are you supposed to deadhead these plants? Right now, I have nice green plants with ugly brown spikes. It kind of detracts from my garden. Can I cut the brown stems out? Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


You can shear the plants to remove the dead flowers and encourage new flowers on your columbine and dianthus. Cutting back or shearing back the plants will help renew them. You'll see healthy new growth and lots of new flowers later in the season. Enjoy!

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