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Name: Cherie Arbo
South Florida (Zone 10b)
Oct 31, 2014 10:59 AM CST
How do you deadhead the Pink Zazzle. Just the flower or part of the stem too? New to site, first post. love to hear from others especially South Florida gardeners!
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Oct 31, 2014 11:48 AM CST
Welcome, Cherie. Smiling

Had to go look it up. It is a Gomphrena, right? Now I have to get it myself, so will be interested to read the replies.
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Oct 31, 2014 12:32 PM CST
Welcome to ATP, Cheri!

If it is this plant, maybe @KurtMN would say how he deadheads his.
Plant ID: 610592

Also (this is just a thought), after you get a solid answer, it would be a great kindness to add a comment to the plant in the database, explaining the best way to deadhead them.

I didn't find any "parent plant" entry in the database for Gomphrena or Globe Amaranth, but that would have been a great place to find or add a comment that applies to all those plants.
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Oct 31, 2014 1:28 PM CST
I would think use a sharp pair of cutters and cut just above the next set of leaves.
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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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Oct 31, 2014 3:28 PM CST
I'm not familiar with Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena 'Pink Zazzle') but it sure is a pretty plant and I'd either pinch back the dead flower heads or as green stated, use pruners to cut just above the next set of leaves below the dead flower head.

edited to add: Welcome to ATP Cherie!
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Name: Anna Z.
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Nov 7, 2014 9:52 AM CST
Now I know what to do with mine.
Name: Cherie Arbo
South Florida (Zone 10b)
Nov 11, 2014 11:18 AM CST
I did go ahead and snip the spent flower above the next set of leaves. Will keep you posted on how that worked out. Really a very beautiful and unique plant! Thanks for the feedback! Always good to interact with other gardeners. GardenDiva1 of SoFla
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