Flower Deadheading

What is deadheading? When people talk about deadheading flowers they’re referring to removing old blooms that are finished.

Why deadhead?

  1. To improve the look of the plant. If you have a bunch of dried up flowers on it, it doesn’t look as good.
  2. To give the plant more energy to invest in new blooms.

How do you deadhead? Pinch the flower off above the next set of leaves or main stem.

Something to keep in mind is that not all flowers require deadheading. As you can see in the picture of the tag above, there are some plants that require no deadheading.

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