Deadheading Meadowsweet..F vulgaris

raehelen(USDA 7-8)July 2, 2014

I'm wondering if I deadhead my Meadowsweet, (Fern-leaved Dropwort, aka Filipendula vulgaris, not F ulmaria), will I get any more flowers?

They are all just about finished now, and I would love to see more flowers. One source said it would make no difference, but I would love to hear from someone who actually grows it.

TIA, Rae

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donna_in_sask

I've never had mine rebloom.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 11:42PM
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debbiecz3(z3MB)

No rebloom on mine as well.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 9:05AM
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shadeyplace(7)

agree>>I cut my spent flowers off and that is that.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 10:48AM
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raehelen(USDA 7-8)

Thanks so much! Not what I wanted to hear, but now I know! I had recently bought Canna lilies in bloom, and found out they will keep blooming if I deadhead. Having always started them from tubers and having to wait all summer until a flower appeared, I never knew they would keep blooming...LOL. When I first looked up Meadowsweet, all the Google hits were for F. ulmaria, and many sources said it will keep blooming if deadheaded (though I hadn't found that). So I had high hopes! :>)

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 11:08AM
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