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When to deadhead delphinium

Posted by RyseRyse_2004 5 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 26, 13 at 8:54

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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RE: When to deadhead delphinium

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


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RE: When to deadhead delphinium

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

ken


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RE: When to deadhead delphinium

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)


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