When to deadhead delphinium

ryseryse_2004June 26, 2013

Do I wait until all the flowers have bloomed and gone to seed? I did that with one plant last year and it didn't return this spring. I hate to deadhead before the show is finished but sure do want that second flush this year.

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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

If you want more flowers, don't let it make seeds. Al

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 10:17AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

and you would remove individual flowers.. not the whole stalk at once ...


    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 2:50PM
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Campanula UK Z8

Nope, do remove the whole stalk, down to the lower leaves (usually around 1foot tall) as soon as the main spike of flower has died back - more side shoots will appear for a later show around late August (if you give them a little extra food and water)

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 3:32PM
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