Clematis Plants
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Clematis

Zone 63124 | Zeldabab added on May 22, 2018 | Answered

My clematis was full of flowers. Then we had a hard rain and most of the petals fell. Should I cut back the spent flowers or leave them alone?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 23, 2018

It isn't necessary to dead head, but in this case I would pinch back the stems of the lost flowers. This will help the plant pause and then resume growing healthy foliage.

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